Spotlight: The Goonies
Sean Astin, Ke Huy Quan (aka Jonathan Ke Quan) and Corey Feldman
These Goonies all came out very excited and were asked straight away by the host how they were liking the Calgary Expo. Sean jumped on this before the other two could talk. He does 2 to 15 conventions a year. When he first came to calgary back who knows when, it was much smaller but its now boom town. He got to see this when he took part in the parade. He noticed the parade was being covered by the national news and this blew him away. Taking part in so many cons over the years he has not only gotten to see how pop culture changes but they really are starting to be fully acceptable to a wider audience then it was before.
It’s also because of cons that these actors get to hang out again. Key stated that they all live very close to each other but we don’t hang out much. Which is good in a way because when they do get to see each other they get to reminiscing and catch up, seeing how they’ve grown over the years. Corey mentions how sometimes it’s years or months but they can get back to where they left off. The brotherly love is there.
The host jumped on this to ask them what it was like all filming together has kids. Sean took a moment before he answered. He has been working with young actors a lot lately, with shows like Stranger Things and No Good Nick. It seems it telescopes his conscience back to when he was their age but he thinks they are more professional and more sophisticated than they were. For Sean as a kid it was like they were playing, going on adventures.
The conversation took a few twists and turns to make their points so it wasn’t until 15 minutes in that they finally took their first question from the audience.
The host ended the panel asking what was next: Apparently Sean and Corey have written a Goonies 2 script which they think is incredible. They took it to some producers but it didn’t happen. The producer was listening, deep in thought, the room got quiet, he looked up and said “You put a lot of thought into that didn’t you? Yeah we’re not doing that” But you never know...
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