Image Credit: Paul Froggatt/PR Photos; Pixplanete/PR PhotosHe may usually sit Between Two Ferns, but Hangover star Zach Galifianakis is suddenly finding himself squatting in the middle of controversy. Some are wondering if the actor’s recently voiced dissatisfaction with Hangover 2‘s production led to Mel Gibson’s cameo being cut from the film. In a Comedy Death-Ray Radio podcast (scroll to 34:00 of Part 1) that was released on Oct. 15, Galifianakis lamented that, as an actor, “you don’t have a lot of control … I’m in a deep protest right now with a movie I’m working on, up in arms about something. But … I’m not making any leeway.” Combine that with Hangover director Todd Phillips’ announcement yesterday that Gibson would not cameo in the sequel since the idea “did not have the full support of my entire cast and crew,” and perhaps Galifianakis has more juice than he thought. The comic’s manager had no comment on the matter, nor did Phillips, nor Warner Bros., which is producing the film.
If Galifianakis is in the middle of this controversy, are you glad to see that someone had the backbone to voice an objection? How much would you now pay to see Gibson visit Galifianakis’ “Between Two Ferns” set?