Actors Roundtable: Austin Butler, Colin Farrell, Brendan Fraser, Adam Sandler & More

Yet it makes a certain sort of sense when it comes to EEAAO, a movie so outrageous and so chock-full of cinematic references. Why shouldn’t another Goonie be involved behind the scenes? Fellow roundtable participant Adam Sandler asked, “Chunk get you a good deal, by the way?” To which Quan replied: “Jeff is an outstanding lawyer.”


It’s lucky that Quan had a friend on his side, because it had been a long time since his last foray into Hollywood. “I was so hungry for a script like this, for a role like this. I remember reading it until 5 a.m., and in my head I had all these ideas of what I wanted to do with this role,” he shared. “I was looking out the window, the sun was rising, and I said, ‘I have to go to sleep,’ because my audition was in the afternoon. It had been more than 25 years since I’d auditioned—I was so nervous, I was shaking.”

The Daniels were so sweet. Sarah Finn, the casting director, was amazing. And then I didn’t hear from them for two months,” Quan recalled. “I was miserable because I wanted this role so bad. Finally, I went to audition for a second time, and then that phone call came. I was screaming so loud. I was jumping up so high. And to this day, I still cannot believe how everything came to be.”