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Michelle Yeoh on Inspiring Marco Polo Role: 'It's Very Important to Empower Women to Believe They Can Do Things Without Men'

Michelle Yeoh on Inspiring Marco Polo Role: 'It's Very Important to Empower Women to Believe They Can Do Things Without Men'

Originally posted 07/22/2016 07:00PM

Former Bond girl Michelle Yeoh isn't arm candy any longer.

The 53-year-old, who joined Netflix's Marco Polo's second season this year, has her own leading role and continues to kick butt on screen.

Yeoh tells PEOPLE her role involves a lot of stunts, which she "loves every moment of."

"In the past, the action sequences that we do, we work very closely with the stunt people," she says. "It was fabulous because I had some amazing stunt people from China, of course, and all the Mongolian stunt people, from Germany, from Kazakhstan. It was fascinating to be part of the group and working so closely with them."

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Five Things to Know About Buzzy New Actor Yahya Abdul-Mateen II

Originally posted 07/21/2016 04:35PM

From Oakland, California, to Yale to Hollywood, so goes the journey of Yahya Abdul-Mateen II.

Thanks to upcoming roles in the highly-anticipated new Netflix series The Get Down and on the big screen in next year's Baywatch movie, the up-and-coming actor, who's also fresh out of Yale's School of Drama, is primed for the big time – even if it all still seems surreal.

"I woke up two months ago and said "Whoa, whoa whoa! I'm an actor, how?" Abdul-Mateen II tells PEOPLE in this week's issue. "A few months ago I was still in school and no one knew who I was and now I'm on a show and my publicist is calling me! It's so exciting. I'm just taking things day by day."

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Lauren Graham Says She's 'Ruined for Life' After Gilmore Girls Revival

Originally posted 07/15/2016 10:25AM

Stars Hollow may be the end of the line for Lauren Graham.

The Gilmore Girls actress opened up to PEOPLE on Thursday after announcing the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards nominations alongside black-ish nominee Anthony Anderson about the feelings she had returning to the beloved series after nearly 10 years.

"I relished it, and I'm ruined for life because there's no more perfect fit I feel like for me than that writing and that show," she said. "I'm so glad I got to do it again. I just can't even explain it. It was everything I wanted it to be and more."

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Uzo Aduba Tells Her 18-Year-Old Self to 'Demand Respect, Love, Care, Honor, Queendom'

Originally posted 07/14/2016 09:05AM

After all that Uzo Aduba has achieved both personally and professionally, what advice would she give her 18-year-old self?

The Orange Is the New Black star appears in a video for Teen Vogue in which she shares, "You are 18 years old and you're getting ready to embark on the greatest journey of your life. This is what I want you to know ...."

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How Winona Ryder's Child Star Past Bonded Her with Her Stranger Things Costars

Originally posted 07/12/2016 02:15PM

Winona Ryder, who started her own Hollywood career when she was just entering her teens, reveals shared experience with her young costars from Netflix's Stranger Things did inspire some fond, maternal feelings.

"The kids were amazing – it's really their show," Ryder told PEOPLE at the premiere of the atmospheric adventure/horror series in Los Angeles. "They were just remarkable!"

The series, set in small town Indiana in 1983, follows a set of preteens and a set of teenagers in the wake of the paranormal disappearance of a local boy.

From left: Winona Ryder (as Joyce), Natalia Dyer (as Nancy) and Charlie Heaton (as Jonathan) in Stranger Things Photo by: Curtis Baker / Netflix
How Winona Ryder's Child Star Past Bonded Her with Her Stranger Things Costars| Netflix, People Picks, TV News, Winona Ryder


"It was really nice to see that these particular actors genuinely enjoyed acting," said Ryder, 44. "A lot of times, I've had experiences with kids that were sort of pushed into it, and maybe didn't really want to be doing it, but ... there wasn't any of that. So it was like this genuine [experience]. They just genuinely really, really loved it. Which I did, too, at that age!"

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Netflix and HBO Go Password Sharing Illegal, Federal Court Rules

Originally posted 07/12/2016 01:20PM

A version of this article originally appeared on EW.com.

Bad news for those who use their friends' streaming service passwords: It's illegal to spread those around.

Sharing passwords to computers or online accounts "without authorization" by the system owner is a violation of federal law, the United States Court of Appeals in the Ninth Circuit ruled last Tuesday.

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FROM EW: Sharing Netflix and HBO Go Passwords Is Illegal, Court Rules

FROM EW: Sharing Netflix and HBO Go Passwords Is Illegal, Court Rules

Originally posted 07/11/2016 07:25PM

Sharing passwords to computers or online accounts "without authorization" by the system owner is a violation of federal law, the United States Court of Appeals in the Ninth Circuit ruled last Tuesday

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Orange Is the New Black Releases a Special Postmortem for THAT Character We're All Still Missing

Originally posted 07/06/2016 11:00AM

[YOUTUBE "xTiviCLKzxU"] Just when fans thought they were done crying ... Netflix releases this!

Spoiler warning: For those who haven't finished season 4 of Orange Is the New Black, plot details will be revealed ahead.

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OITNB's Samira Wiley Might Surprise You with Which Character She'd Love to Play

Originally posted 06/28/2016 12:55PM

In an alternate universe, Poussey Washinton could have been played by another actress and Samira Wiley could have been cast for another role on Orange Is the New Black – but who?

Spoiler warning: For those who haven't finished season 4 of OITNB, plot details will be revealed ahead.

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Samira Wiley Was 'Honored' to Be Part of the Black Lives Matter Movement Through Her OITNB Storyline

Originally posted 06/27/2016 03:25PM

Samira Wiley knows just how powerful her character's role was in season 4 of Orange Is the New Black – as heartbreaking as it was.

Spoiler warning: For those who haven't finished season 4 of OITNB, plot details will be revealed ahead.

Wiley is making headlines for her portrayal of Poussey Washington in the latest season of the hit Netflix show. The actress, who played a fan-favorite, opened up to PEOPLE about her shocking exit in episode 12 and what it meant for the Black Lives Matter movement.

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