HONG KONG (AP) — Michelle Yeoh is happy to be honored with the "Excellence in Asian Cinema Award" but says she hopes there's no hidden message.

She asked reporters, "I hope it's not their way of telling me that I need to retire?"

The star of "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" and last year's Aung San Suu Kyi biopic "The Lady" was being honored at the Asian Film Awards opening Sunday night.

Yeoh says she's happy to receive the award where her career started, in Hong Kong.

And while she acknowledges she's heard the recent reports suggesting a "Crouching Tiger" sequel is in the works, she says she's yet to see a script or other plans on the project.

The 2000 original was directed by Ang Lee and won four Academy Awards.