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Hung Up About Cameo Callback

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So let I get this straight.

Todd Phillips wants to set the record straight once and for all: Mel Gibson’s proposed cameo in The Hangover 2 didn’t work out – but the actor was never “fired.”

“No one was ever fired,” the film’s director said at the press day for his new movie Due Date. “It’s a term that is so obscene to me.”

Phillips says the move to replace Gibson with Liam Neeson was business as usual.

“Someone was doing me a favor to come in for a two-minute cameo, and we changed it,” Phillips says. “It wasn’t like we fired somebody. [Gibson] was just doing a favor from the beginning.”

But the back-and-forth certainly caused a stir. Shortly after news of Gibson’s cameo as a Bangkok tattoo artist emerged, Phillips announced the appearance was cancelled. Then there was speculation that Hangover star Zach Galifianakis was leading the call for Gibson to be cut from the movie after the comedian gave an interview to a comedy podcast suggesting there were problems on the Hangover 2 set.

The “Hangover 2” people axed Mel Gibson from its “WTF cameo,” but in its previous installment they welcomed a convicted rapist who went to prison.*

OK then.

The first Hangover movie did nothing for me. Now I have even more of a reason not to get “2” once it shows up in the DVD bargain bin.

*= Not that I really cared about Tyson appearing in the first Hangover movie.

Written by kkktookmybabyaway

October 27, 2010 at 7:24 pm

Posted in Entertainment

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