'I love you Indy': Harrison Ford REUNITES with 'Short Round', his Temple of Doom costar Ke Huy Quan, after 38 years
The Vietnamese-American actor and stuntman joined his old pal Harrison Ford as they promoted the latest Indiana Jones movie in Anaheim, California
ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA: Harrison Ford and his former Indiana Jones co-star Ke Huy Quan were all smiles as they reunited for the first time in 38 years on Saturday, September 10.
The Hollywood great, 80, and the 'Goonies' star, 51, originally shared the screen in 1984's 'Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom', in which Ford played the protagonist while Quan was his resourceful sidekick, affectionately nicknamed "Short Round". The Vietnamese-American actor and stuntman, who returned to prominence for his acclaimed role in 'Everything Everywhere All At Once', joined his old pal as they promoted the latest Indiana Jones film in Anaheim, California.
Quan took to Instagram and shared two heartwarming photos of the two catching up. The two appeared to have matching wardrobes, 'twinning' with their jeans and gray blazers. Quan was seen wrapping his arms around the veteran star. The usually grumpy Harrison Ford beamed at the camera in one of his rare smiles. "I love you, Indy,"' Quan wrote in the caption, referencing a famous moment from 'Indiana Jones: Temple Of Doom'. "Indiana Jones and Short Round reunited after 38 years," he added.
Ford was reunited with his old pal while at D23 to promote their upcoming fifth Indiana Jones film, which is being directed by Logan's James Mangold, who replaced Spielberg for the latest franchise. Ford confirmed at the presentation that this would be his final reprisal as Indiana Jones. "This is it! I will not fall down for you again," he quipped to the crowd. The famed actor was visibly emotional as he spoke about the upcoming movie after a teaser was played for fans. "Indiana Jones movies are about mystery and adventure, but they’re also about heart, and I’m really, really happy that we have a really human story to tell, as well as a movie that will kick your a**," he added.
'Indiana Jones: Temple of Doom' was a global box office hit, even though some viewers complained the film was too dark and violent. The film was pivotal in the creation of the 'PG-13' rating for productions that were too mature for children but didn't qualify for an 'R' rating either. Quan, after appearing in Spielberg's film, was on screen the following year in the cult blockbuster 'The Goonies' — based on a story by Spielberg himself and directed by Richard Donner. However, opportunities for the Vietnamese-born star began to dry up in the late 1980s and 1990s despite having played crucial roles in these two major cult hits.
Quan eventually gave up on an acting career in the late 1990s and enrolled in the University of Southern California's film program to explore new opportunities. He went on to serve as a fight choreographer on 2000's X-Men, and later worked as acclaimed Hong Kong director Wong Kar Wai's assistant director on his science fiction romance '2046'. However, following the success of 'Crazy Rich Asians', Quan was convinced that Hollywood was more accepting of Asian actors and began actively pursuing acting projects again. Last year, he starred in the surprise indie hit 'Everything Everywhere All At Once', which drew widespread acclaim for its star Michelle Yeoh, who played Evelyn Wang.
During his Saturday appearance at D23, Quan also promoted the upcoming second season of 'Loki', in which he will be starring with Tom Hiddleston, Owen Wilson, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw, the Daily Mail reported.