One of the most iconic roles Ke Huy Quan is known for is his portrayal of Short Round, Harrison Ford’s young ally in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. Quan recently won a Golden Globe Award for his brilliant performance in Everything Everywhere All At Once and has now even been personally added in Loki Season 2 by Kevin Feige himself. Amid the exhilarating experience, Quan couldn’t help but recall one bizarre event on how he met Star Wars’ Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) and Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia).
Recently sitting down for an interview with Josh Horowitz of the Happy Sad Confused podcast, Quan recalled way back when they were shooting for Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom in London, two “grown-ups” visited the set, which he eventually learned to be Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill. Read his full story below:
“There was one day, you know, we shot the majority of the movie in London at Elstree Studios, and one day, two grown-ups came to visit us, and I didn’t even know who they were at that time.” Quan said, “And it was Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill.”
Quan continued on to say it wasn’t until later that he had discovered the two “grown-ups” happened to be the protagonists in Star Wars. “We just spent an entire afternoon together, and it was not until after the movie when they showed me, when George Lucas screened Star Wars to me that I realized, ‘Oh my God, that one afternoon I was having so much fun [was] with Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Princess Leia!’ I mean, that was the entire—you know, those memories that I had of that shoot was that, and it was just so wonderful and amazing and joyful.”
Ke Huy Quan will be debuting in a mystery role within the MCU in Loki Season 2, which will premiere on Disney+ this summer.