Ke Huy Quan describes Oscars meeting with Harrison Ford and his fear that Hollywood’s comeback will be ‘a one-time thing’
Oscar night ended with a full circle moment for Ke Huy Quan.
The actor says winning best picture for “Everything Everywhere All at Once” felt “even more special” because the award was presented by Harrison Ford, with whom he starred in his first film, 1984’s “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.” .
“When I ran up on stage, I pointed at him and he pointed at me. and I gave him a hug,” Quan, 51, told Variety in an interview published Wednesday.
“I just couldn’t help it. I just want to shower this man with all my love. I gave Harrison Ford a big kiss on the cheek.”
The meeting was one of several memorable moments for Quan at Sunday’s ceremony, where he won best supporting actor for “Everything Everywhere All at Once.” The indie film about a high-stakes journey through alternate dimensions won seven Oscars in all, including best actress for Michelle Yeoh and best director for filmmaking duo Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert.
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It was an emotional night for Quan, who has spent nearly two decades between roles. He doesn’t know what project he’ll do next, he told Variety.
“I had a conversation with my agent,” Quan said. “I’m so worried that this is just one time.”
During his Oscar acceptance speech, Quan talked about leaving Vietnam as a child and spending a year in a refugee camp before coming to Los Angeles.
“I didn’t have the maturity to process the sacrifices my parents made so we could have a better future,” Quan told Variety. And as fate would have it, four years later, I got a job at ‘Indiana Jones’, which changed my life.
“I always wanted to thank my parents for what they did, but I grew up in a family where we just didn’t share those kinds of emotions with each other,” she said. “And then (on Oscar night) I did it publicly.”