[ET Exclusive] Broadway Icon Lea Salonga Opens Up About Her First Big-Screen Movie in 20 Years

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— by Philiana Ng: When Lea Salonga last starred in a live-action movie, it was more than two decades ago, when she led the little-seen 1995 Filipino romantic drama, Sana Maulit Muli (I Wish It Happens Again). Perhaps more famous for her accomplishments on the stage(she won the Tony in 1991 for Miss Saigon) and in the recording booth (she was the singing voice for Mulan’s titular heroine and Aladdin’s Jasmine, as well as a successful artist in her own right), Salonga returns this year to the big screen in Yellow Rose. A timely indie film centered on a Filipino teen, Rose (Tony-nominated newcomer Eva Noblezada), the story takes shape when her ambitious aspirations of becoming a country singer are threatened in the face of possible deportation…

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May 1, 2019 — 08:01 PDT


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