Today: The Cast Of The Hangover
Willie Geist sat down with the cast of The Hangover Part III on The Today Show May 13 2013, including Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Justin Bartha, Ken Jeong and Ed Helms. Willie Geist asked them how it felt to be making Part III and possibly ending the franchise, adding that none of them were allowed to say “bittersweet.” Zach Galifianakis said it was bittersweet anyway and Willie Geist told him to leave.
Today: Zach Galifianakis On His Character
Willie Geist said that Zach Galifianakis’ character Alan takes two lives in the first five minutes of the movie and wanted to know what Zach Galifianakis thought of his character. “You know, when I was crafting this piece, my character over the years…no, I don’t know,” he said. “He’s just obnoxious.” He added that his character says a lot of things that no one should ever say.
Today: Zach Galifianakis & Ken Jeong
Zach Galifianakis and Ken Jeong used to have a show they performed together called “Everything A Greek Guy Wanted To Know About An Asian Guy But Was To Afraid To Ask.” Ken Jeong said that Zach Galigianakis would ask him, “What’s your favorite Asian movie? The Joy Luck Club or The Joy Luck Club?” Even though Ken Jeong said it here, Willie Geist told Zach Galifianakis that the joke was “deeply offensive.”
Today: How Did The Cast Come Together?
Bradley Cooper originally thought that the producers had passed him over for the role in the first Hangover movie. He said he auditioned in January and thought it went well, but didn’t hear anything until July. When he finally did hear something, it was all very sudden. One day, he thought he was going to be doing plays for the rest of us life and the next, he was doing The Hangover.
Today: Ed Helms’ Character
Willie Geist said that Ed Helms’ character get desecrated in every film. In the first movie, he lost a tooth, and in the second, he got a face tattoo. In this new film, Willie Geist said his character does something he couldn’t say on the air. Ed Helms said that when he sees the script, he always thinks, “No. No way I’m going to do that,” but then after a week, he warms up to the idea. In the end, he said he’s always glad he does it.