Ke Huy Quan Teared up After Getting MCU Role

Ke Huy Quan became a quick fan-favorite character with his portrayal of Ouroborous — or O.B. — in Loki Season 2. According to the actor, getting the role was an extremely emotional moment.

In a recent interview with Deadline, Quan spoke about getting the role, and how following his return to acting after an extended hiatus, joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe was at the very top of his list.

“My agent said, ‘You’re gonna get a call from Kevin Feige tomorrow.’ Now you have to understand, when I became an actor again, joining the MCU was at the top of my wishlist,” said Quan. “I was so excited and I said, ‘Could this be it?’ I was driving. I picked up the phone. And on the other end I hear, ‘Hi Ke. This is Kevin Feige.’ He went on to talk about how much he loved our movie and how much he loved my performance.”

Quan then said that, after being offered the role of Ouroboros, he had to literally pull over his car to process the news, as he began tearing up as a result.

“Then finally he says, ‘Ke we would love for you to join the MCU family.’ I was driving at that time. I start tearing up, and I couldn’t see the road anymore. I said, ‘Kevin, can you give me two seconds?’ I pulled the car over, put it in park and I said, ‘Please continue.’ He says, ‘We have this great character for you, Ouroboros,” Quan said. “I really love him, and I think you will be perfect to play him.’ He told me about Loki. He told me about the MCU. He spoke (with) so much passion and enthusiasm in his voice. It brought me back to the day when I met him for the very first time on the X-Men set when he was just an associate producer, and I was an assistant action choreographer…He loves this universe so much. He has such a vast knowledge of this universe. And little did I know only 23 years later, I get to work with him. I get to play a wonderful character.”

What is Loki Season 2 about?

“The next season picks up in the aftermath of the shocking season finale when Loki finds himself in a battle for the soul of the Time Variance Authority,” reads the synopsis. “Along with Mobius, Hunter B-15, and a team of new and returning characters, Loki navigates an ever-expanding and increasingly dangerous Multiverse in search of Sylvie, Judge Renslayer, Miss Minutes, and the truth of what it means to possess free will and glorious purpose.”

Loki Season 2 was directed by Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, who helmed the Moon Knight series. Alongside Hiddleston, it features the return of Sophia Di Martino as Sylvie, Owen Wilson as Mobius, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Judge Renslayer, Wunmi Mosaku as Hunter B-15, and Jonathan Majors. They were joined by franchise newcomers Ke Huy Quan, Rafael Casal, Game of Thrones’ Kate Dickie, and more.