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Cate Blanchett’s advice for Oscar-winner Ke Huy Quan

The ‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’ actor confessed that he is worried about his future career prospects.

The ‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’ actor confessed that he is worried about his future career prospects.

Ke Huy Quan, who won the award for Best Supporting Actor at the 95th Academy Awards, has revealed that he is worried about his future in Hollywood.

The actor found some encouragement, however, as after he shared his fears with Cate Blanchett at an Oscars party, she gave him some solid advice.

Quan, who played the role of Waymond Wang, the meta-verse traveling husband, in the film ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’, is celebrating his victory, but he is also concerned about his future career prospects.

Worried about the future

Ke Huy Quan told Variety that he still worries about his future acting career, even though he just won the prestigious Oscar award.

“Everything is still so fresh in my mind,” Quan said. “And that’s why moving forward I’m still really scared.”

The 51-year-old Quan, who has spent 30 years looking for his big break after a career as a child star in the ‘80s, spoke openly about his fears.

“Even though I just won an Oscar, I’m still really fearful of what tomorrow brings,” Quan confessed. “I had a conversation with my agent, and I said ‘I’m so worried that this is only a one-time thing.’”

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

Cate Blanchett’s words of encouragement

Blanchett gave the actor some advice at a 2023 Oscars event. The two had a brief interaction where Quan shared his concerns with the Hollywood veteran actress.

“She said, ‘Just go with your heart and be irresponsible: Don’t worry about what other people think. Choose something that you believe in, choose something that you love, and things will work out,’” Quan recalled.

The name matters

Following the Oscars on Sunday night, Quan, who had previously used an American spin on his name, such as Jonathan Ke Quan and Jonathan Qua, told reporters backstage that it made him very emotional to hear his “birth name” announced as the winner.

“When I started as a kid, it was my birth name, Ke Huy Quan,” the Oscar award-winner said. “And I remembered when it got really tough, my manager told me that ‘maybe, you know, it would be easier if you were to have an American sounding name,’ and I was so desperate for a job that I would do anything.”


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