After years of struggling to land any substantial acting gigs, Ke Huy Quan finally garnered the deserved recognition through his exceptional performance in Everything Everywhere All at Once. Not only did the actor garner abundant appreciation and love from fans, but he was also crowned with the Oscar for Best Supporting actor for his role.
But it appears that despite acclaiming one of the most prestigious accolades in the film industry, Quan was worried about his future. And following his insecurities, Cate Blanchett came forward to offer Quan her help, despite losing the Oscar for Best Actress to Quan’s co-star Michelle Yeoh.
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Cate Blanchett offered sage advice to Ke Huy Quan for his next chapter in Hollywood
While speaking with Variety, Ke Huy Quan opened up about his insecurities about his future in Hollywood and expressed that the actor was nervous about his future in Hollywood. Following his problems, the actor shared that the Tár star Cate Blanchett came forward to calm him during an event and shared great advice for his next chapter in the realm of acting. He said,
“I attended an event recently and sat next to Cate Blanchett. I told her that I don’t know what I’m going to do next, but I feel I have a responsibility to do something good, and that I don’t want to disappoint all the people that have supported me. And she said, ‘Just go with your heart and be irresponsible: Don’t worry about what other people think. Choose something that you believe in, choose something that you love, and things will work out.'”
After his interaction with Blanchett, it seems that the actor is ready to take his next stride in the industry and is no longer interested in focusing on his struggling days.
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Ke Huy Quan is ready to move forward from his past
Despite not being able to garner any substantial roles for years after working with Spielberg in two movies, Ke Huy Quan expressed that he doesn’t blame anyone for his initial failures. The Goonies actor also shared that he is ready to leave his past behind and move forward to his next chapter. He said,
“I don’t want to look at the past and say, ‘Oh, my God, how bad it was!’ I’d rather focus on the present and moving forward. A lot has changed.”
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Following his grand comeback in the realm of acting, fans are cherishing Quan’s deserved recognition and win at the Oscars and will hope that it is just the beginning of his success in Hollywood.
Everything Everywhere All at Once is available to stream on Showtime.