Ke Huy Quan confirms that his character OB from LOKI season 2 was a variant of one of his most popular childhood characters

Oscar-winning actor Ke Huy Quan (Everything everywhere and everything at once) began his career as a Short Round in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and Incoming data The Gooniestwo roles that have remained fan favorites and that we continue to revisit.

Now, as he expands his career following his Oscar-worthy return to acting, he’s also managed to pay homage to one of his beloved original roles.

Quan recently appeared in the second season of the Disney+ Marvel series Loki, where he played Ouroboros aka OB, an agent of the Time Variance Authority who works in the Repair and Advancement department. Quan recently spoke about how he “struggled for a long time” to figure out how to play OB, sharing:

“I had meetings with our writers, with our showrunner, with Tom Hiddleston, and I was trying to brainstorm their ideas to see what their vision was for this character. They were very helpful and offered lots of suggestions and advice. I felt this tremendous pressure because I didn’t want to disappoint the fans.”

In an interview with Collider, Quan said it all came together once he visited the set and stage of Ouroboros, which the crew had nicknamed “Roger Moore.” Quan explained:

“His name was Roger Moore, and as you know, Roger Moore played James Bond, and Data from The Goonies loves James Bond, and I realized that OB could be a variation of Data from The Goonies.”

Once Quan had the idea that OB might be a variant of Data, he said:

“I knew exactly how I wanted to play him. The only thing is, I just have to go back in time to 1985 to try to remember what it was like to play this character and bring all that energy and memories that I had, and time slips back into the TVA and puts all of that into Ouroboros.

Fans ended up loving the character and Quan’s performance, which meant a lot to the actor:

“Honestly, since the show came out, reading all those wonderful comments and knowing how positively the fans have reacted to this character has been really heartwarming.”

Quan is a truly great actor and was a perfect addition to the film Loki plot in season 2. OB was an interesting character before we learned he was a variant of Data, and that makes him even more endearing.

by Jessica Fisher
Source: Geek Tyrant

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