On September 10, Indiana Jones and adventure partner Short Round meet backstage at D23 Expo, the annual event for Disney fans.
The photos have excited fans and gone viral, but there is a heartbreaking story behind them as Ke Hai Quan wasn’t sure Harrison Ford would recognize him: 38 years had passed since the adventures of Indiana Jones and the Lost Temple.
Journalist Kyle Buchanan couldn’t resist excerpting this report from an interview with the Vietnamese-American actor who, after this film and The Goonies, was on a 35-year career hiatus before returning to All Everywhere Together at the Same time”. (2022), one of this year’s biggest film sensations.
“We were at D23 and I was told that Harrison would be there. We were in this waiting room with a lot of actors, producers and directors, and the person who was in charge of my escort said, “Harrison is right outside the door.” waiting hall. go there to say hello?” he recalls.
Ke Hui Quan immediately answered yes, but then got scared because he was not sure that he would be recognized.
As Ford approached, he spoke to actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge, his costar from the fifth Indiana Jones film.
“When I approached, my heart was pounding. I thought, “Will he recognize me? The last time he saw me, I was a child. When I walk over, he turns and points his finger at me, and he has the classic, famous, grumpy Harrison Ford look. I’m like, “Oh my God, he probably thinks I’m a fan of his and he’s going to tell me not to go near him,” he continues.
“But he looks at me, points at me and says, ‘What are you, Shorty?, give me a big hug,’” he recalls.
“When I hugged him, all those wonderful memories came back from filming. It was so comfortable. It was amazing and he is an amazing person – one of the most generous men on the planet.”
Indiana Jones 5 will hit theaters on June 30, 2023.