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Trouble On The Set Of 'The Hangover 2'? Zach Galifianakis In "Deep Protest"

by Kevin Jagernauth
October 19, 2010 5:42 AM
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.It looks like all is not cheery on the set of the highly anticipated sequel to "The Hangover." With the reunited cast of Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Justin Bartha and Ken Jeong currently in front of cameras on the film that is due in theaters in about seven months, there appears to be some trouble on the set.

During a Comedy Death-Ray podcast this past month, Galifianakis told host Scott Aukerman about his decision process in choosing films and that he turns down some projects based on "moral grounds." But, he went on to add, that sometimes you're caught in a situation where production is underway and you have no choice but to go with the flow, before revealing that he was in "deep protest" on a film he's currently working on, and without saying "The Hangover 2" directly, he pretty much pointed his comments in the direction of that film.

"But 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," he said. Galifianakis later added after some prodding by Aukerman, "It has something to do with a movie I'm working on, yeah. I'll tell you about it later. It's very frustrating."

So what could it be? Well, we don't think it's too much to suggest that Galifianakis might have a problem with Mel Gibson preparing for a cameo in the film as a form of career rehabilitation. Unlike Tom Cruise who repaired his couch-jumping-crazy image by appearing as Les Grossman in "Tropic Thunder," Gibson's misogynist, sexist, racist, homophobic views and comments perhaps need a little more repentance than getting a pass in a big, Hollywood comedy. So what do we suggest? Get Gibson on "Between Two Ferns" Zach, and let him have it. [Vulture]

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7 Comments

  • vallan | October 22, 2010 10:32 AMReply

    What a B!TCH Zack is for his little stunt with Mel Gibson. SALLY GALIFIANASKA you are a pathetic fat little boy. You have just cost yourself a lot of fans I promise never to spend a penny watching any worthless movie you act in. Your not even a good actor, your just retarded!!!

  • Sean | October 20, 2010 3:44 AMReply

    Wow. It's like i don't know the English language. I meant "What Mel has said over the years has been bad."

  • Sean | October 19, 2010 11:43 AMReply

    What Mel has the years is pretty bad. It's kind of hard to easily wipe it off as just mistakes he blurted out.
    But it's most likely something script related. And who knows? Maybe Zach's character drunkenly makes out with a 12 year old Bangkok sex slave.

  • donny wahls | October 19, 2010 8:48 AMReply

    i agree completely with Mike S. Everyone wants to draft their own version of a hot story, but to just automatically jump on the mel gibson story as the reason is kind of absurd. it's far more likely it's something that's been an issue since production start (hence the deep protest) and not a small cameo that galifianakis will only have to deal with for a couple of days.

  • HighHorse | October 19, 2010 7:52 AMReply

    Get off your high-horse Zach and enjoy your 15 minutes. Gibson is 100 times the actor you will ever be and isn't that all you are doing anyway? Acting in a movie. You're not running for president. No one is asking you to condone his behavior. Give the guy a break and be a little grateful for your own opportunities.

  • Anomynous | October 19, 2010 7:19 AMReply

    In whose eyes has Tom Cruise's reputation been repaired? I'd never presume to speak for everyone, but I'd imagine in the eyes of most people, Oprah viewers especially, he's still a little touched.

  • Mike S. | October 19, 2010 6:18 AMReply

    Most likely, the reason has to do with something in the script or production that you haven't heard about, and likely won't hear about.

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