Harrison Ford praises Ke Huy Quan’s Hollywood comeback after 38 years
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Harrison Ford reckons Ke Huy Quan deserves an Oscar nomination for his motion picture comeback nearly four decades after Indiana Jones was released.
Variety reported that the Star Wars actor had nothing but good things to say about his co-star almost four decades after they first met.
Ford, who starred alongside Quan in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom 38 years ago, praised the actor’s comeback performance in Everything Everywhere All At Once.
“I’ve had the opportunity to see the film,” Ford said, as per the outlet.
“He is really terrific in his movie. And I’m so glad to see him…and what he has become. I’m so happy for him. He’s such a happy guy, too.”
When Uproxx reporter Mike Ryan informed the acting legend that Quan would ‘probably get nominated’ for an Academy Award, Ford said: "And well deserved! Well deserved."
Recently, Quan posted a photo of the two at the D23 Expo with the caption, 'I love you, Indy. Indiana Jones and Short Round reunited after 38 years', which, honestly, made our inner child weep just a little bit.
Quan explained the encounter to New York Times reporter Kyle Buchanan: "We were at the D23 event and I was told Harrison was gonna be there.
"We're in this green room with so many actors, producers, and directors, and the person who was assigned to assist me said, 'Harrison Ford is right outside the green room. Would you want to go say hi?'"
I mean, who would turn down the chance to say hi to Indy himself?
As Ford was talking to Fleabag actor Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Quan began questioning if his former co-star would even remember him.
"As I get closer, he turns and points his finger at me, and he has that classic, famous, grumpy Harrison Ford look," Quan explained to the NYT.
"But he looks and points at me and says, 'Are you Short Round?'
"Immediately, I was transported back to 1984, when I was a little kid, and I said, 'Yes, Indy.' And he said, 'Come here,' and gave me a big hug."
Excuse me while my eyes sweat profusely.
Luckily for us, Quan has decided to return to acting after seeing how huge Crazy Rich Asians became in Hollywood.
Since then, he’s made quite the splash with his new film Everything Everywhere All at Once, earning him a Golden Globe nomination, and he will star in the upcoming Disney+ series American Born Chinese.
Onward and upwards, Short Round!
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