“In Another Life, Ke Huy Quan was a Star”

At Vulture, Bilge Ebiri proflies actor Ke Huy Quan from Everything Everywhere All At Once (2022), Indiana Jones & The Temple of Doom (1984) and The Goonies (1985). “It didn’t take long to discover that Hollywood roles for Asian men were few and far between. He did a few films in Asia. He left acting behind and went to film school, then started working behind the scenes. Decades passed. Not until Quan saw the success of Crazy Rich Asians in 2018 did he allow himself to think about performing again. ‘I was happy working behind the camera, but this entire time something felt missing,’ he says. ‘When those opportunities dried up, I spent a long time trying to convince myself that I didn’t like acting anymore. I didn’t want to step away with the feeling that it was because there were no opportunities. I was lying to myself.'”

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