Ke Huy Quan Still Gets Christmas Gifts From Steven Spielberg, 38 Years After ‘Indiana Jones’ Debut: ‘He Has Not Forgotten Me’
William Shatner Slams George Takei for Continuing ‘Star Trek’ Feud for ‘Publicity’: He’s a ‘Bitter’ Person
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Ke Huy Quan Still Gets Christmas Gifts From Steven Spielberg, 38 Years After ‘Indiana Jones’ Debut: ‘He Has Not Forgotten Me’ — Steven Spielberg gave Ke Huy Quan his first movie role at 13 years old when he got cast as Short Round opposite Harrison Ford in 1984’s “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.”
Steven Spielberg gave Ke Huy Quan his first movie role at 13 years old when he got cast as Short Round opposite Harrison Ford in 1984’s “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.” Flash forward 38 years and Spielberg is still sending Quan a Christmas gift every holiday season. Quan, who is currently making the awards season press rounds in support of “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” revealed the heartwarming tidbit in a new interview with The Guardian.
“He gave me my first job and, so many years later, he has not forgotten me,” Quan said. “Every time I needed help, he’s always there.”
Spielberg kept Quan’s child acting career burning bright by landing him his “Indiana Jones” follow-up role in 1985’s “The Goonies,” where Quan played the James Bond-loving Data. Spielberg executive produced the Richard Donner-directed adventure movie.
“On ‘Indiana Jones’ I was the only kid, so I got all of the love and attention,” Quan told The Guardian. “On ‘The Goonies,’ I was one of seven, so I was constantly fighting for attention. But it was something that was very familiar to me – my parents had nine kids. It was a lot of fun, especially those amazing sets. Going to work was like going to the playground.”
William Shatner Slams George Takei for Continuing ‘Star Trek’ Feud for ‘Publicity’: He’s a ‘Bitter’ Person — William Shatner is getting the last word on the half-century feud with “Star Trek” co-star George Takei.
After Takei previously called Shatner an “unfit” guinea pig for taking flight on Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space flight in 2021, Shatner now addressed the long-running spat with his former “Star Trek” cast members, namely Takei.
“I began to understand that they were doing it for publicity,” Shatner told The Times UK. “Sixty years after some incident they are still on that track. Don’t you think that’s a little weird? It’s like a sickness.”
Shatner continued while promoting his “Boldly Go, Reflections on a Life of Awe and Wonder” memoir, “George has never stopped blackening my name. These people are bitter and embittered. I have run out of patience with them. Why give credence to people consumed by envy and hate?”
Shatner additionally tweeted that he finds “it sad that a handful of day players who were on set for maybe 20-30 days a year total spent 50+ years creating fantasies to get noticed in the press,” adding, “Why did actors in other shows I was in not have the same issues? I stupidly allowed them to do it I guess. No more!”
Back in 2015, Takei told The New York Times (via ABC News) that Shatner was “difficult” to work with on set.
“It’s difficult working with someone who is not a team player. The rest of the cast all understand what makes a scene work — it’s everybody contributing to it,” Takei said at the time. “But Bill is a wonderful actor, and he knows it, and he likes to have the camera on him all the time.”
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