Ke Huy Quan really wants you to play Data again in Goonies 2
“This is the movie I thought I had to get back into my career,” the actor said in the Golden Globes press room.
Tonight’s newly minted Golden Globe winner Ke Huy Quan said backstage after winning Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture that he would love to reprise his role as Data in a potential Goonies 2, but only if the opportunity came along .
The “Everything Everywhere All at Once” actor said the “Goonies” sequel has been trying to come together for the past 30 years, and he envisioned it being the sequel, not “Everything Everywhere,” that would bring him back to the big screen. .
“This is the movie I thought I had to get back into my career,” he told the Golden Globes press room. “We had a number of scripts, but there wasn’t one that felt like it lived up to the original. Unfortunately, we lost the captain of our ship, Dick Donner, and I don’t know if there will be a ‘Goonies 2,’ but I would love to see Data’s character if there’s a chance.” (Director Richard Donner passed away in 2021.)
Quan said an amazing thing has happened since he starred in Everything Everywhere All at Once: instead of people stopping him on the street and complimenting him on his work as Short Round in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom or He performed his work in the film Data. The Goonies”, now recognized as Waymond from “Everything Everywhere”.
“I’ve always hoped this would happen,” he said, adding that people have talked about how the Daniels film duo’s film resonated with them, how it changed their lives, and that some would even cry in front of it. discussion of the film.
Quant was also asked by the assembled press how this opportunity and recognition led to every script in the city being put on his desk, admitting that it had been so long since he last performed that today’s position was a complete surprise.
“I just wanted a job. I remember talking to my agent and saying, “Do you think I can get a series regular role where it’s stable?” I couldn’t imagine being in this situation,” Quan said. “I really want to play all kinds of roles that weren’t available to me when I was much younger.”
Quan won the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture, and his win was followed by another win for star Michelle Yeoh. “Everything Everywhere” has been nominated for six awards at tonight’s awards.
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