Mel Gibson’s Hangover 2 Cameo Cancelled — Is Zach Galifianakis to Blame?
I knew the blogosphere was against Mel Gibson’s appearance in Hangover 2, but I wasn’t aware that the entire cast disapproved as well. According to director Todd Phillips, Gibson’s appearance was canceled because, “the cast and crew was not on board.” I assume that Zach Galifianakis is amongst the objectors, because in a recent interview he said, “[A] movie you’re acting in, you don’t have a lot of control — you just show up and vomit your lines out. 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.” First of all, I’m assuming that Galifianakis meant “headway” and not “leeway,” but I’ll give him some leeway (pun intended), because he was so angry when he discussed the issue. Second, I almost considered not writing this post because Galifianakis’ name is so hard to spell, but then I thought: you’re The Dishmaster, just use copy and paste!” Anyways, I’m glad to see that Hollywood has at least some semblance of morality left.
UPDATE: Mel Gibson’s camp called the Hangover cast a bunch of hypocrites, seeing as how they had no problem employing Mike Tyson, who is a convicted rapist. Good point.