Ke Huy Quan, who may be better known to Gen Xers and Millennials from his roles in ’80s classics Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and The Goonies has seen a bit of a career resurgence lately when he returned to acting for Finding Ohana and his Academy-Award-winning role in Everything Everywhere All at Once.
Following up on one of the most awarded films of all time would seem like no small task, but Quan was able to achieve a dream of his by landing a role as Ouroborous or OB, the chief engineer of the Time Variance Authority in Loki Season 2. When he learned the news that he’d gotten the job, Quan says he was so moved that he “teared up” while he was driving.
“My agent said, ‘You’re gonna get a call from Kevin Feige tomorrow.’ Now you have to understand, when I became an actor again, joining the MCU was at the top of my wishlist,” Quan told Deadline. “I was so excited and I said, ‘Could this be it?’ I was driving. I picked up the phone. And on the other end I hear, ‘Hi Ke. This is Kevin Feige.’ He went on to talk about how much he loved [Everything Everywhere All At Once] and how much he loved my performance.”
Quan said talking to Feige brought back memories of when he’d first met the Marvel Studios president on the set of X-Men, when he still just an associate producer and Quan himself was an assistant action choreographer.
“Then finally he says, ‘Ke we would love for you to join the MCU family.’ I was driving at that time. I start tearing up, and I couldn’t see the road anymore. I said, ‘Kevin, can you give me two seconds?’ I pulled the car over, put it in park and I said, ‘Please continue.’ He says, ‘We have this great character for you, Ouroboros,” Quan said. “I really love him, and I think you will be perfect to play him.’ He told me about Loki. He told me about the MCU. He spoke [with] so much passion and enthusiasm in his voice. It brought me back to the day when I met him for the very first time on the X-Men set when he was just an associate producer, and I was an assistant action choreographer…He loves this universe so much. He has such a vast knowledge of this universe. And little did I know only 23 years later, I get to work with him. I get to play a wonderful character.”
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