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Harrison Ford and Ke Huy Quan Awards Reunion End in an Oscars Hug – The Hollywood Reporter


Ke Huy Quan’s glamorous awards season and famous return to Hollywood at the 2023 Academy Awards culminated in a joyful embrace of his Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Co-star Harrison Ford.

Ford, whose final adventure for Indiana Jones is Destiny asked Set to hit theaters this June, she served as presenter in the Best Picture category at the 95th Annual Gala. Thus, he was already on stage when Quan accepted the win along with his colleagues and creative team Everything everywhere at once.

The result was a sexy moment in which the two beaming stars embraced while celebrating EEOAOHistoric win. Their reunion culminated in a season in which the duo repeatedly celebrated each other’s presence in Hollywood and on the awards circuit after nearly 40 years directed by Steven Spielberg. Temple of death. And it became one of the key moments of the night, as Quan stood up to cheer Ford as he came on stage to introduce the category, and once on stage together, briefly pulled away from Ford to ensure 1923 And shrank The star can hand over the Oscar to the film’s producers before Everything everywhere at once Team acceptance letter.

according to Entertainment WeeklyThis encounter wasn’t limited to the stage, though, with the twosome reconnecting—with an added handshake between Ford and Ford EEAO Co-director Daniel Kwan — as Oscars presenter Jimmy Kimmel said in his closing remarks.

Throughout the 2023 awards season, Quan, who played Wan Li — the young Shanghai pickpocket nicknamed “Short Round” who happens to make Ford’s Indiana his pre-league goal — reconnected, as he and Ford watched over and over party. “I’m so happy for him,” Ford said in a January interview Entertainment tonight. “He’s an amazing actor. He was when he was a little kid, and he still is.”

In an interview with Dec ApproxFord expressed that Quan’s New York Critics Circle award to support the actor and a potential Academy Award nomination was “well deserved!”

“I had the chance to see the movie. Ho truly Wonderful in his movie. And I am so happy to see him…and what he has BecomeFord added. “I So Happy for him.”

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Harrison Ford and Ke Huy Quan at the 95th Annual Academy Awards.

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The question was in response to the duo’s initial encounter, which took place at D23 Expo in September. Quan was present to promote The second season of Disney + series Lokiwith Ford also on hand for Marvel’s Captain America: New World Order.

“As I get closer, he turns and points his finger at me, and he has that famously classic, grumpy Harrison Ford look,” Kwan said. New York times about reunion. “I go, ‘Oh my God, he probably thinks I like him and he’s going to tell me not to get close to him. But he looks at me and points at me and says, “Are you short of a round?” Immediately, I was transported back to 1984, when I was a little kid, and I said, “Yeah, Indy.”

Remembering their relationship while filming a movie Indiana JohnIn the film, Cowan added that while he didn’t know who Ford was, he hadn’t seen him star Wars or Raiders of the Lost Ark Even after they finished their joint movie, “he was a great guy.”

“Very humble, very humble, and really generous as an actor,” he recounted how they bonded. And he taught me to swim. We were just hanging out in the pool in Sri Lanka at our hotel, and he says, ‘Ki, do you know how to swim?’ I don’t, so he says, ‘Come on, I’ll teach you.'”

Their reunion highlights Quan’s long journey with Hollywood, as the decent Vietnamese actor has stepped back from on-screen roles and pivoted to work behind the camera amid a paucity of opportunities.

“I remember not having a single audition for a whole year,” Kwan said. Watchman In November of his acting experiences in his early twenties. I thought: what should I do? I can’t wait for the phone to ring every day. I was 23 years old at that time. I was so lost. I just didn’t see a future for myself as an actor.”

That was until 2018, when — as he’s recounted several times during award season — it worked Crazy Rich Asians It gave him hope that there were opportunities for Asian actors in Hollywood.

Oscar night also saw Quan reunite with him Encino Man Co-star, Brendan Fraser, who also received an Oscar on Sunday, and an award Indiana Jones And fools Director Spielberg. The couple marveled at their victories 32 years later Encino Manwith Quan saying GMA Behind the scenes of the Oscar statuette: “One of the nicest things this season is to see this guy again, to see him carry that.”

When speaking behind the scenes to the press, incl THRthe fools The star added, “During one of the commercial breaks, I ran into Steven Spielberg and he gave me a big hug. He said, ‘Ky, you’re now an Oscar-winning actor,'” and heard him say that meant the world to me. I still can’t believe it. I wouldn’t know. My younger self all the hardships I went through to be here because he was having the best time of his life as a kid, on set, on a pirate ship going down a water slide. [Goonies castmates] Corey Feldman, Kerry Green, Jeff Cohen, every single one of them is very happy. Sean [Astin] Connect it. Josh [Brolin]Martha [Plimpton] We are family forever. Cuenez never says die.

Joanna Swanson

Joanna Swanson is Europe correspondent at the Thomson Reuters Foundation based in Brussels covering politics, culture, business, climate change, society, economies and inclusive tech. With specific focus in breaking news, she has covered some of the world's most significant stories.