editor - October 22, 2010
The last time Mel Gibson gave a performance, it was theater of the mind, audio only, and his character was telling his girlfriend he was gonna kill her and bury her in his rose garden.
"But a movie you're acting in, you don't have a lot of control — you just show up and vomit your lines out. I'm not the boss. I'm in a deep protest right now with a movie I'm working on, up in arms about something. But I can't get the guys to [listen] ... I'm not making any leeway."
Update: Zach Galifianakis has made some leeway. Deadline is reporting...
Mel Gibson won't be appearing in The Hangover Part II. (A statement from director Todd Phillips said): "I thought Mel would have been great in the movie and I had the full backing of Jeff Robinov and his team. But I realize filmmaking is a collaborative effort, and this decision ultimately did not have the full support of my entire cast and crew."
Deadline goes on to make the excellent point that Mike Tyson was celebrated for his cameo in the first 'Hangover', and that animal spent 3 years in jail after he was convicted of rape. The things Mel Gibson said were mean and scary, but isn't rape worse? And don't you sort of assume Tyson was saying mean and scary things during the rape, which makes him "just as bad" + "much much worse"? I don't know what people talk about during rape, but I assume it's like, "scream and I'll kill you", not, "hey remember that scene in 'Marley and Me' when the dog jumped in the pool!"
(and now, unrelated pictures of jayde nicole in tiny shorts)