On very few occasions we will be able to use the term “second youth” to refer to the professional career of an actor as in the case of Ke Huy Quan. The brand new winner of the Golden Globe for Best Secondary for his work in the fantastic ‘Everything at the same time everywhere’ has seen his career projected to unsuspected limits after a 2022 that has marked a before and after.
After debuting on the big screen with ‘Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom’ and sweeping the following year giving life to Data in ‘The Goonies’, The one from Saigon tiptoed through the film medium for two and a half decades marked by small roles and by his credit as an assistant director in Wong Kar-wai’s ‘2046’ —big words—.
From Spielberg to Feige (and I shoot because it’s my turn)
However, the present and future of the interpreter look very promising after he officially joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe to give life to a character yet to be determined in the second season of ‘Loki’. A job that, according to him has revealed in the podcast ‘Happy Sad Confused’, got thanks to a call from Kevin Feige himself.
“When our movie came out, the first call I got was from Kevin Feige, who very nicely asked me if I wanted to join the MCU. I called Jonathan and the group and said, ‘You know what? No one wants to hire me except Steven Spielberg, George Lucas. , Wong Kar-wai, the Daniels and Kevin Feige’. It’s been amazing. 2022 is the year I will always remember as one of the happiest of my life.”
Also, Ke Huy Quan He has explained how his interpretive journey was from his role as Stopper, in which long periods of unemployment and tiny roles were the order of the day.
“I remember I did [‘Indiana Jones y el templo maldito’] in 1984 and ‘The Goonies’ in 1985. I did a TV series for CBS in ’86, and after that the roles got smaller and the opportunities fewer, and I waited a year and a half between jobs. And if you look at my resume, some of those jobs were just bit parts, so, you know, I could wait a year and a half, work a week, and wait another year before I got another chance to cast.”
Fortunately, You never know when life can take a 180º turn.and if not, tell Quan.