'Hangover Part II': 6 Exclusive EW Portraits
In the R-rated sequel to 2009's Hangover (which took in a staggering $467.5 million), Phil (Bradley Cooper), Alan (Zack Galifianakis), and Stu (Ed Helms) travel to Thailand for Stu's wedding. Closer to home, we got them to goof around in a studio for our cameras.
''I was a little bit apprehensive [about a sequel]. I was of the mindset 'Oh, let's leave well enough alone,''' says Galifianakis. ''In the end, it seems like I was wrong. But I was scared. Not because I didn't want to work with everybody. But I thought how can you possibly do as good as [the original].''
''When a movie is really big like this, people perceive you as the character,'' says Galifianakis, later adding, ''I don't really have a beer gut in real life.''
''One criticism you could never make about this movie is that we just phoned it in,'' says Cooper. ''Even if it fails miserably, it's not for lack of trying.''
''Everyone in the cast and crew had one or two days when they were either in the hospital or just out sick from food stuff. Everybody was dropping like flies,'' says director Todd Phillips.
''It was the hardest shoot I've ever done for sure. Nothing ever even came close to it,'' says Cooper of the two months they spent filming in Bangkok.