Given the incredible box-office success of 2009′s mega-hit comedy “The Hangover,” it seemed as though a future installment of the outlandish antics of “Wolf Pack” members Alan, Stu and Phil would be inevitable. Which brings us to “The Hangover Part II,” which is opening in theaters this weekend.
MTV News caught up with the men behind the magic recently, actors Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis, who not only explained Cooper’s head-shaving skills , but also revealed that the main castmembers were originally hesitant to venture into sequel territory.
“I think it was more excitement once we got the second script, which was really wonderful — actually stronger than the first one,” Cooper said of getting the gang back together again. “It was just utter excitement to play these characters again and hopefully deliver a movie where fans will be excited to see what happened. We get to see where Alan lives, we get to see Stu progress to two years, Phil as well, so I think it was just exciting to hopefully provide a lot more comedy for people who liked the first one.”
Helms has also said that there was some hesitancy to try and make lightning strike twice in a second film.
“We had no idea that ‘The Hangover’ would do what it did, so we were all kind of blown away,” Helms told us at a New York screening of the film . “But then very quickly a conversation for a sequel started, and we were all kind of like, ‘I don’t know.’ And then Todd showed us the script, and it was amazing, so we were like, ‘Yeah, let’s do that.’ ”
Regarding what audiences can expect from “Hangover Part II,” Helms said to expect a bit more of the same.
“[It's] disturbing, horrifying, unnerving,” he said. “Oh, and also hilarious. I forgot that … Lots of craziness happened on set, and you’ll see all of that in the movie.”
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