French-Cambodian actress Elodie Yung has a long history of kicking butt; she earned her black belt in karate as a teenager, fought off two attackers while living in Paris at the age of 14, and has gone on to play the beautiful and dangerous Elektra in Netflix’s The Defenders. Her new film, the action-comedy The Hitman’s Bodyguard, is playing in theaters now.
Who would you most rather be (other than yourself)?
My dad. He’s a genocide survivor and epicurean. He’s a legend to me!
What would your autobiography be called?
The French Underdog
What accomplishment are you most proud of?
Being there for my family when they need me.
What real-life superpower would you most want to have?
The gift of ubiquity: because where ever I am, I always miss someone.
What’s the best part about being a French woman?
The accent. It makes you look effortlessly chic and cool when you’re truly just lazy.
Describe your first kiss.
It was brief! I was 13 years old, and I kissed a boy who immediately pushed me away.
French pastries in any shape or form.