Todd Phillips, the Director of The Hangover and its sequel was disappointed to cut Mel Gibson’s cameo in the sequel.
News broke last week that Mel Gibson, 54, was hired for a ‘secret’ appearance in The Hangover 2 and then quickly fired.
Phillips was excited to have Gibson in the movie, but had to let him go due to the objections from his cast and crew members.
There are rumors buzzing that it was Zach Galifianakis who objected the most to working with Gibson.
Even though he had to let him go, Phillips tells Entertainment Tonight that he is still a fan of Gibson, regardless of his recent troubles.
“He’s one of our finest actors and, quite honestly, one of our finest directors. 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,” Phillips admitted.
Despite being one of Hollywood’s greatest actors, Gibson’s troubles began after his DUI arrest, and most recently, the alleged domestic abuse between him and his ex-girlfriend Oskana Grigorieva (read more here).
What do you think of Phillip’s decision to cut Mel Gibson out?
Personally, it would’ve been great to see Mel Gibson in the highly anticipated sequel. It’s a shame that a talented actor was cut based on personal matters that have nothing to do with the rest of the Hangover cast and crew.