Mel Gibson’s cameo in The Hangover 2 as a tattoo artist was pulled at the last minute by director Todd Phillips due to reports of discontent among the film’s cast and crew. But, was Zack Galifianakis the main proponent behind the nixing?
According to E! Online, Phillips released a not-that-cryptic statement explaining that while he was more than happy to have the actor with the poison reputation make a cameo in the blockbuster sequel, some of his on-set cohorts weren’t.
However, Gibson’s removal may have been spearheaded by Galifianakis, if you can read between the lines.
“A movie you’re acting in, you don’t have a lot of control—you just show up and vomit your lines out,” Galifianakis said in a Comedy Death-Ray podcast last week.
“I’m not the boss. I’m in a deep protest right now with a movie I’m working on, up in arms about something. But I can’t get the guys to [listen]…I’m not making any leeway.”
Apparently, he did, along with some help from his disgruntled band of brothers.
“It has something to do with a movie I’m working on, yeah,” he said when pressed. “I’ll tell you about it later. It’s very frustrating.”
I don’t we have to wait until later to decipher what Galifianakis was talking about.
Bye, bye Mel.