Oscar winner Ke Huy Quan ‘worried’ comeback is ‘one-time thing’

Having everything, everywhere, all at once might just be too much for him.

Oscar-winning actor Ke Huy Quan has admitted that despite his prestigious honor just days ago, he is still “worried” about what’s to come in his acting career.

On Sunday, Quan, 51, took home the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Waymond Wang in “Everything Everywhere All at Once” — his first major role in 30 years.

“Everything is still so fresh in my mind,” he told Variety in an interview published Wednesday. “And that’s why moving forward I’m still really scared.

“Even though I just won an Oscar, I’m still really fearful of what tomorrow brings,” he shared.

Quan, an immigrant from Vietnam, had his first acting role in the Harrison Ford-starring movie “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” when he was just 12 years old. The next summer, he played Data in the movie “The Goonies” — but that was it.

Until now.

Oscar-winning actor Ke Huy Quan admitted that he still has fears about his acting future.

He won "best supporting actor" during the 2023 Oscars for his role in "Everything Everywhere All at Once."
He won Best Supporting Actor at the 2023 Oscars for his role in “Everything Everywhere All at Once.”
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“I had a conversation with my agent, and I said, ‘I’m so worried that this is only a one-time thing,’” Quan told Variety about his recent successes.

“I’ve been down this road before, and I’m so afraid that history is going to repeat itself,” he added. “I said, ‘Please, whatever you do, please make sure that does not happen.’”

After Quan had trouble finding acting roles earlier in his career, he segued into film production.

During his acceptance speech at the Oscars, he was overcome with emotion and sobbed onstage.

He described his time in a refugee camp when he went to Hong Kong from Vietnam with his father and five of Quan’s siblings, according to The Guardian.

His mom and three other siblings, meanwhile, went to Malaysia, which was their second time trying to leave the country — this time successful — and they all emigrated to the United States one year later, in 1979.

It was Quan's first major role since he was younger.
It was Quan’s first major role since he was a young actor.
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Quan and Ford pose for a photo during their "Indiana Jones" shoot.
Quan and Ford pose for a photo during their “Indiana Jones” shoot.
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“They say stories like this only happen in the movies,” Quan said during his acceptance speech. “I cannot believe it is happening to me. This is the American dream.

Harrison Ford, who was Quan’s co-star in the “Indiana Jones” film, presented the award to him at the Oscars on Sunday.

The moment of them embracing each other went viral, as they had done so in the movie years earlier.

Many people compared the two moments side-by-side.

“Everything Everywhere All at Once” also took home the golden statuette for Best Picture.

Quan revealed to Variety that he has three upcoming projects slated for this year, including the new Disney+ show “American Born Chinese” — featuring his “Everything Everywhere” colleague and new Oscar winner Michelle Yeoh, premiering May 24 — and Season 2 of “Loki.”

He will also star in the upcoming science fiction film “The Electric State,” alongside “Stranger Things” star Millie Bobby Brown and “Guardians of the Galaxy” actor Chris Pratt.