Harrison Ford Reacts to Indiana Jones Costar Ke Huy Quan’s Oscar Nod: ‘He is a Nice Man’

Harrison Ford and Ke Huy Quan

Harrison Ford and Ke Huy Quan

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When you movie a automotive chase collectively, you are bonded endlessly!

Harrison Ford saluted his former Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom costar Ke Huy Quan for his Oscar nomination this week — the star’s newest milestone following the success of his comeback movie Every little thing In all places All at As soon as.

I’m so happy for him. He is an excellent man,” Ford, 80, instructed Leisure Tonight on the premiere of his new Apple TV+ collection Shrinking.

“He is a beautiful actor. He was when he was a bit of child, and he nonetheless is,” he added. “I am glad. I am very joyful for him.”

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Ford and Quan, 51, final acted collectively within the second movie within the Indiana Jones franchise, the place Ford performed the titular function and Quan performed the younger Brief Spherical.

When requested if an on-screen reunion is feasible between the celebs, Ford instructed ET, “That’d be nice.”

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The duo previously reunited in September 2022 when Quan shared a candy picture of himself and Ford on Instagram throughout Disney’s D23 Expo. Ford attended the occasion to advertise the upcoming Indiana Jones movie, whereas Quan was invited for his function in season 2 of Loki.

Quan later detailed the encounter to The New York Occasions, telling the outlet that his coronary heart was “pounding” as he approached Ford and thought, “Is he gonna acknowledge me? The final time he noticed me, I used to be a bit of child.”

Ford, Quan stated, ended up him together with his “basic, well-known, grumpy Harrison Ford look” earlier than recognizing him.

“I’m going, ‘Oh my gosh, he most likely thinks I am a fan and he is gonna inform me to not come close to him.’ However he appears and factors at me and says, ‘Are you Brief Spherical?’ Instantly, I used to be transported again to 1984, after I was a bit of child, and I stated, ‘Sure, Indy.’ And he stated, ‘Come right here,’ and gave me an enormous hug,” Quan detailed.

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The nice and cozy embrace got here many years after Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom was launched in Might 1984, kicking off the profession of Quan earlier than he appeared within the ’80s basic The Goonies.

After receiving the Best Supporting Actor nod for his function in Every little thing In all places All at As soon as earlier this month, Quan spoke with The Hollywood Reporter concerning the significance of the movie’s 11 nominations, and his personal first-time nomination as effectively. He known as the second “an incredible day.”

“After I heard my title introduced, I jumped and I screamed so loud. It was similar to the day after I obtained that decision from my agent and so they instructed me that I get to play the function of Waymond. I simply can’t consider it. For thus a few years, I’ve at all times cherished watching the Oscars,” Quan stated.

“Yearly, I might think about what it is wish to stroll down the pink carpet, to be in that room, to get nominated. It is a dream that solely existed in my creativeness for the longest time,” he continued. “After I needed to step away, that dream dissipated. It was so distant that I did not assume someday it could make its manner again. And it did. And it occurred at present.”

The 2023 Academy Awards additionally marks essentially the most nominations for Asian actors in any yr of the ceremony, which Quan known as an enormous second “for your entire AAPI neighborhood.”

“It feels so nice for us to have the 11 nominations, and get all these performing nominations,” he stated. “I hope that that is the start of extra to return. I hope that our complete neighborhood sees this and sees that is attainable shifting ahead. That is why illustration is so vital.”

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