Image Credit: Melinda Sue Gordon; Clinton: Janet Mayer/PR Photos
Contrary to what you might have heard, Bill Clinton will apparently not be joining the wolf pack. Late last year, reports spread far and wide across the Internet that the former president had filmed a cameo appearance in The Hangover Part II while the sequel to the 2009 smash was shooting in Thailand. But director Todd Phillips tells EW that, although he and the film’s stars did share a dinner with Clinton while he was in Bangkok to give a speech — and Clinton and his entourage visited the set the following day — he won’t actually appear in the movie. “He stopped by the set because the Secret Service guys were like, ‘Hey, that would be fun on the way out of town to stop by a movie set,'” says Phillips. “But you can’t control what somebody writes on the Internet.” Is it possible Clinton will pop up somehow in The Hangover Part II but Phillips just doesn’t want to let the cat out of the bag yet? We’ll know for sure on May 26 when the movie opens.
While he was at it, Phillips also shot down recent rumors that Charlie Sheen is in negotiations to make a cameo in the film. “Somebody on some tiny little site made something up that said Charlie Sheen was in talks for Hangover 2 and then it gets picked up on every other site as a fact,” says the director. “It’s not true. It’s so frustrating.”