Producer’s note: When we prepped Jordan’s new intro to this amazing interview from April of ’22, I had jotted something down like, “who could have dreamed back then that he’d go on to win all the awards?” Jordan rightly called this out, because (as she says here) she, and other critics, DID dream that. What I’d meant was: it seemed like one of those performances and films that you hope will be both lauded AND awarded, but you aren’t holding your breath for the latter. How thrilling to be wrong sometimes.
As a kid, he was Short Round in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and Data in The Goonies. But as he got older, Ke Huy Quan began to feel that there wasn’t really a place for him in front of the camera. After decades of telling himself he didn’t miss acting, Crazy Rich Asians made a splash, and Ke began to think that maybe it was time to get back to acting. Ke opens up about all of that, and landing in the perfect threefold role of Waymond, Alpha Waymond, and CEO Waymond in Everything Everywhere All At Once.
And then, Jordan has one quick thing about Bend it Like Beckham‘s 20th anniversary.
About the show
On Feeling Seen, writer and general enthusiast Jordan Crucchiola invites filmmakers, writers, comedians, and artists to discuss the movie characters that made them “feel seen.” It’s about that instant when a person connects to a piece of art so deeply that they see themselves reflected in it. Every week Jordan gabs it up with a guest about those magical moments when they were watching a film and realized, “That’s me!” It’s an informative, funny, and comforting show about our intimate relationship with movies, the impact they have on our lives, and how they influence our art.