Director forced to abandon plans to include actor in sequel
Mel Gibson will not make his planned cameo role in The Hangover 2 after “cast and crew members” objected to his involvment in the film.
Director Todd Phillips said he thought the Braveheart actor would have been good in the role as a tattoo artist, but he was reversing his casting plans.
Phillips admitted he did not have “the full support of my entire cast and crew” over Gibson‘s involvement, with many of them uncomfortable working with the controversial actor, reports BBC News
The director said both he and and studio Warner Bros thought “Mel would have been great, but I realise film-making is a collaborative effort and this decision ultimately did not have the full support of my entire cast and crew”.
Gibson is currently being investigated by Los Angeles police on suspicion of domestic abuse against ex-girlfriend, and mother of his one-year-old daughter, Oksana Grigorieva.
Gibson‘s career has suffered since tapes were leaked in which he was heard using racist and threatening language in an argument with Grigorieva.