Did Zach Galifianakis Want Mel Gibson’s Hangover 2 Cameo Canceled?

Zach Galifianakis (left) and Mel Gibson

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updated 10/22/2010 AT 11:00 AM ET

originally published 10/22/2010 AT 8:35 AM ET

While Jodie Foster may consider Mel Gibson “the most loved man in the film business,” apparently not everyone shares her opinion. Zach Galifianakis, who helped steal last year’s runaway comedy hit The Hangover, sounds like he’s among them.

In a Comedy Death Ray podcast interview that the shaggy haired funnyman gave (and which was posted in two parts, on Oct. 15 and 22), Galifianakis delivers a pointed comment about the making of The Hangover 2, which was to have featured a cameo by Gibson. That appearance was subsequently canceled almost as soon as news about Gibson’s casting was announced.

Ostensibly on Comedy Death Ray to promote his new movie with Robert Downey Jr., Due Date, Galifianakis explains to interviewer Scott Aukerman that although he was excited by the success of The Hangover, he’s not into a lot of the showbiz scene. Furthermore, he’s against too much gunplay in movies, and he’s even declined several roles on moral grounds.

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