“Everything Everywhere All At Once” Star Ke Huy Quan Recalls Losing Health Insurance, Searching For Roles Prior To Oscars Win
Ke Huy Quan is filled with enthusiasm and gratitude following his Oscar win for Best Supporting Actor! In the Academy Awards press room, the “Everything Everywhere All At Once” actor reflected on the ups and downs of Hollywood journey, including losing his health insurance during the pandemic and the hurdles he encountered looking for roles. “I would [call my agent] and say, ‘Hey, is there anything out there for me?’ And the answer would always be the same: ‘Oh, I’m so sorry, there’s nothing out there, but I’ll continue to look.’ So hopefully, when I call my agent tomorrow, he’ll give me another answer!” he told reporters. The actor also spoke about getting support from his “Goonies” co-stars and from his “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” director Steven Spielberg.
Ke Huy Quan didn’t expect a Hollywood career when he was picked as a child to star as Short Round in “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.” But success, having peaked early, was short-lived. Now, after decades working behind the camera, Quan returned to the screen in the acclaimed “Everything Everywhere All at Once.” He talks with correspondent Tracy Smith about what it means to have won the role for which he’s received an Oscar nomination.