Harrison Ford Praises One Of The Best Performances Of The Year
Harrison Ford has nothing but love for his Temple of Doom co-star, Ke Huy Quan. The Indiana Jones star praised the former child actor, calling the acclaim he received for his performance in Everything Everywhere All at Once “well deserved.” Speaking to Uproxx, the 80-year-old said, “He is really terrific in his movie. I’m so happy for him.”
When asked about their chance meeting at the Disney D23 Expo, Harrison Ford spoke fondly of Ke Huy Quan. “It was great to see him. And I’m so glad to see what he has become. He’s such a happy guy, too.” Before accidentally reuniting in September, the former co-stars had not spoken in 38 years. A month later, the Goonies star detailed the encounter in an interview with The New York Times.
“I was told Harrison Ford was going to be there,” Ke Huy Quan said via Variety. He explained that he was in a green room with other actors, producers, and directors. The person assigned to him saw the Yellowstone 1923 star right outside and asked if he’d like to say hi. “I’m thinking, ‘Of course! I haven’t seen him in 38 years,’” he continued.
But as he approached Harrison Ford, Ke Huy Quan became nervous. When he was about 15 feet away from the Indiana Jones star, he wondered if the legendary actor would even recognize him “As I walked close, my heart is pounding. I’m thinking, ‘Is he going to recognize me? The last time he saw me, I was a little kid,’” the 51-year-old told the publication.
Once he got closer, Harrison Ford noticed and pointed directly at Ke Huy Quan. The Everything Everywhere All at Once star panicked, thinking he would be mistaken for a fan. But instead, his former co-star simply asked, “Are you Short Round?” The Loki alum said he was immediately transported back to 1984. And he responded with “Yes, Indy,” as he would have back then.
Harrison Ford smiled and gave Ke Huy Quan a big hug. The rest is history. These days, the latter is doing the awards season press tours for his role in Everything Everywhere All at Once. Written and directed by Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, the story follows a Chinese-American immigrant named Evelyn who must connect with parallel universe versions of herself to prevent the destruction of the multiverse at the hands of a powerful being.
The project was a huge success with critics and viewers and still holds a 95% critic and 89% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes. The movie also earned over $103 million at the global box office, becoming the first A24 film to do so. Quan plays Evelyn’s meek husband Waymond as well as other versions of the character in alternate universes. Away from their epic reunion, Harrison Ford and Ke Huy Quan have Marvel projects in the works.
Harrison Ford will star as Thunderbolt Ross in Captain America: New World Order, while Ke Huy Quan will appear in the second season of Loki on Disney+ as a TVA employee. Consisting of six episodes, the series is set to debut in mid-2023. Tom Hiddleston reprises his role as the titular character, alongside Owen Wilson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Eugene Cordero, Tara Strong, and Sophia Di Martino.