HONG KONG June 30, 2011: Former Bond girl Michelle Yeoh, who plays Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi in an upcoming biopic, says she is "saddened" by her recent deportation from the country.
The Malaysian actress arrived in the country's main city, Yangon, on June 22 and was deported the same day because she was on a blacklist, a government official said Tuesday.
In her first comment on the deportation, Yeoh said in a statement Thursday that she was "shocked and terribly saddened by the action."
She added that she harboured no ill will and remained fond of Myanmar and its people.
Yeoh met Suu Kyi when she visited Myanmar in December. The Luc Besson movie about the Nobel Peace laureate's Kyi's life, The Lady, is due out later this year.