Ke Huy Quan recently won the Golden Globes for Best Supporting Actor for his marvelous performance in Everything Everywhere All at Once. The actor who went on a long hiatus after gaining public attention through his work in Indiana Jones and the Temple Doom has no plans for any more breaks ahead. Despite the fact that multiple major projects of Quan are in the pipeline, the actor still wants to work in Indiana Jones and wishes to reprise his beloved character of Short Round.
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Ke Huy Quan’s Big Comeback
The Everything Everywhere All at Once actor went missing from main streamline movies after working in a couple of major movies such as Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and The Goonies. The actor opens up about how he never thought of being an actor but still ended up with a role in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom as a sidekick of the main character.
“I didn’t pursue acting when I was a kid. I happened to be at the right place and at the right time when Spielberg and Lucas were looking for an Asian kid to be Indy’s sidekick. And I just fell in love with it because it’s one of the best professions in the world. Feeling very blessed and grateful to be able to do this again after 2 decades absence.”
Short Round, the character Ke Huy Quan played, was Indy’s sidekick who became one of the most popular child actors back in the time. Even Tom Hiddleston couldn’t stop fanboying over the Vietnamese-American actor while they were shooting for Loki season 2. Quan shared his cute encounter with Hiddleston on the sets of Loki season 2 on a podcast.
“There was one particular day of shooting, and he found something on set, and he said he saw it and he said, “Oh my gosh, I cannot believe I’m working with Short Round from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.” And he was so cute and so kind, and I was so excited, and I said, “Oh my god, did anybody get that on tape? Please tell me somebody got that on tape!” He was incredible. We laughed so hard and I didn’t want that shoot to end. So hopefully we will go back for some more reshoots. I don’t know when, but I can’t wait to see all of them again.
Ke Huy Quan Wants to Return as Short Round in Indiana Jones
Ke Huy Quan, in a recent interview, mentioned how he still wishes to play the character of Short Round once again in Indiana Jones. The Everything Everywhere All at Once actor seemed much eager to work in a spin-off of the series focusing on Short Round.
“I love the character of Short Round. He’s funny and courageous and saves Indy’s ass. If Disney or Lucasfilm ever come to me and say, ‘We want to do a Short Round spin-off’, I’m there man! I love that character so much and it would just be incredible to revisit so many years later.”
Once a popular name surely got lost over the time gap of decades, but the return of Ke Huy Quan with a Golden Globes award in possession is surely a testimony to his acting potential. The fact that the fifth film of Indiana Jones titled Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny will be released on June 30, 2023 and the fact that Lucasfilm, the company owing Indiana Jones, has already hinted towards the sixth and seventh installments of the series, expecting Ke Huy Quan back should come with no surprise to the audience.
With the increasing popularity of the Everything Everywhere All at Once actor and seeing his excitement to be back in the film series, the producers will surely not let a brilliant actor and a golden opportunity to bring back Harrison Ford (Indiana Jones) and his sidekick Ke Huy Quan (Short Round) together, slip from their hands.