Ke Huy Quan won the 95th Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his part in Everything, Everywhere, All at Once. Ke Huy Quan is happy about winning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, but he is also well aware that success in Hollywood isn’t always permanent.
After winning an Oscar, the 51-year-old star of Everything, Everywhere, All at Once talked to Variety for a cover story that came out Wednesday. He said that he still worries about the future of his acting career, even though he won one of the most prestigious awards in the business.
“I still remember everything so clearly. And that’s why I’m still very scared about the future “After getting his start as a child star in the 1980s, the actor talked about how hard it was for him to find acting jobs for decades.
“I just won an Oscar, but I’m still very worried about what tomorrow will bring,” Ke Huy Quan told the outlet. “I talked to my agent, and I said, ‘I’m so worried that this will only happen once.'” “I’ve been down this road before, and I’m so afraid it will happen again,” he said.
“I said, ‘Please, no matter what you do, don’t let that happen.'” During the interview, Quan talked about a recent conversation he had with Cate Blanchett at an awards season event. He also talked about the advice the two-time Oscar winner gave him when he told her he was worried about his career.
“And she told me, ‘Just do what you want and don’t worry about what other people think.'” Quan thought back to the advice Blanchett, who is 53, gave him. “‘Pick something you believe in and something you love, and everything will work out.'”
After Quan accepted his Oscar at Sunday night’s 95th Academy Awards, he told reporters in the press room that he was “so emotional” when he heard Ariana DeBose say his birth name out loud as she gave him the award. “When I was young, it was my real name, Ke Huy Quan.
And I remember that when things were really hard, my boss said, “Maybe it would be easier if you had an American-sounding name.” I was so desperate for a job that I would have done anything “Backstage on Sunday, the actor told reporters. Earlier in his career, Quan went by the names Jonathan Ke Quan and Jonathan Quan.
He told reporters that when he decided to get back into acting in 2020, “the first thing I wanted to do was go back to my birth name.” “Tonight, seeing Ariana open that envelope and say, ‘Ke Huy Quan,’ that was a really, really special moment for me,” he said. “I felt so sad right away after that.”