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Michelle Yeoh joined the Avatar sequels as she was desperate to work with director James Cameron.

The 58-year-old Malaysian actress, who will play Dr. Karina Mogue in the upcoming sci-fi sequels (she's reportedly in four of them), admits that she is privileged to be working alongside the Titanic director.

Michelle told CinemaBlend.com: "I said to James, 'I don't know why I'm here, I'm here because you're a genius and I am the biggest fan. I mean, I would be your coffee lady. I would just come here and sit down and watch you.'

"He's created these amazing worlds and there's just no end to it. You just sit there in awe and listen, and he's very giving and sharing, so it makes life so easy."

The first Avatar sequel will be out in Dec 2022, more than 10 years after the original's release. The movie also stars original cast members Sam Worthington, Sigourney Weaver, Zoe Saldana and Stephen Lang, as well as Kate Winslet and Cliff Curtis. 

Michelle will next be seen in the hitwoman thriller Gunpowder Milkshake (opening here July 22) and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (in cinemas Sept 2). She recently joined the cast of The Witcher prequel limited series, The Witcher: Blood Origins. — BANG SHOWBIZ

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