"Hangover 2" Director Dishes On Mel Gibson Snub

Hangover 2 director Todd Phillips has dished some more dirt on why he axed Mel Gibson from the comedy sequel.

Gibson was originally offered a cameo role as a tattoo artist in the movie, but was later replaced by Liam Neeson after cast members protested his involvement in the project.

Other reports claimed Zach Galifianakis was staunchly against hiring Gibson.

Here’s the latest word from Philips:

“He’s one of our finest actors and, quite honestly, one of our finest directors, Phillips told Entertainment Tonight. But The Hangover 2 is a family … and as much as I loved the idea, a lot of people didn’t … I didn’t want anything to come in between that family.”

And let that be the end of it. I think we’ve milked this one dry, don’t you?


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