Liam Neeson’s Hangover 2 cameo cut

Liam Neeson's cameo role in the Hangover 2 has been cut due to scheduling conflicts.

It seems fans looking forward to seeing Liam Neeson’s cameo in The Hangover 2 will be disappointed – his small role was left on the cutting room floor by director Todd Phillips due to scheduling conflicts.

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The 58-year-old actor was set to appear alongside Bradley Cooper and the gang as a tattoo artist in Bangkok, where the sequel is set. Mel Gibson was originally lined up for the part, but was replaced by the Unknown actor.

The director insisted to Variety that it’s nothing personal. The cut comes as a result of a following scene being edited out, which resulted in a lack of continuity.

This meant that the actor’s cameo scene needed to be re-filmed.

But Liam couldn’t re-film as he was already in London filming the Clash of the Titans sequel, so actor/director Nick Cassavetes was called upon to step into the role.

The comedy director explained: ‘We were in a complete time crunch, so I called Nick and asked if he would do the part. He came in and crushed it, and that is the scene you will ultimately see in the film.

‘It turned out great,’ he concluded. 

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