This MCU offer call was especially shocking to the actor and stunt-man, as after wrapping up “Everything Everywhere,” he had trouble booking roles. He told the “Happy Sad Confused” host Josh Horowitz that before the release of the film, he had a joke about the relative lack of big-name directors he had worked with.
“I even made a joke with the Daniels and our producer [Jonathan Wang], I said, ‘Nobody wants to hire me except Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Wong Kar-wai, and the Daniels,'” recalled Quan. While he has not acted in a Wong film (yet), he did serve as assistant director on the auteur’s film “2046.” However, after receiving that call from Feige, he made a very important revision to the previously self-deprecating joke.
“I called Jonathan and the gang, and I said, ‘You know what? Nobody wants to hire me except Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Wong Kar-wai, the Daniels, and Kevin Feige,'” Quan laughed.
Despite the long-winding road to get to where he is now, the actor is grateful to be in front of the camera once again. As you would probably assume, he considers 2022 to be a truly remarkable and memorable year.
“It’s been incredible,” Quan said. “2022 is the year I will always remember because it’s one of the happiest years of my life.”
You can listen to Ke Huy Quan’s appearance on the “Happy Sad Confused” podcast anywhere you listen to podcasts.