Asian American actors Ken Jeong, Jamie Chung and Mason Lee co-star in this summer’s most highly anticipated comedy, THE HANGOVER PART II from Warner Bros. Pictures. Reprising his breakout role of Mr. Chow, Jeong joins an ensemble cast that includes original “Hangover” stars Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis and newcomers Chung and Lee, who play key roles as a bride-to-be and her little brother, respectively. Filmed on location in Thailand, “The Hangover Part II” is director Todd Phillips’ follow-up to 2009’s smash hit “The Hangover,” which became the highest-grossing R-rated comedy of all-time.
Ken Jeong returns in his breakout role of Mr. Chow and gets to show a new side to the character. “I think Chow is more of a bon vivant this time around,” says Jeong. “In the first movie, he was angry a lot, but in this movie, he’s really in his element. I was talking to Todd (director) about this, and our theory is he loves to laugh. His sense of humor kind of softens his psychotic killer edge, and that’s his saving grace.”
Ken Jeong on Hangover 2
Jamie Chung plays Stu’s bride-to-be Lauren, who is marrying him despite her father’s objections. “Lauren thinks Stu is so adorable, she couldn’t help but fall in love with him. It doesn’t matter that her father doesn’t approve,” says Chung. “She is a woman with a mind of her own. She has always done what she wanted to do…and she wants to marry Stu.”
Jamie Chung on Hangover 2
Mason Lee, who makes his official feature debut in “The Hangover Part II,” plays Jamie Chung’s little brother, Teddy, a gifted cello virtuoso and a brilliant pre-med student at Stanford—all at the age of 16. Still in college himself, Lee says his first thought was that he would get to hang out with guys who were legendary at his school. “I was very excited, but I was also nervous that I would laugh during all my scenes. It turned out I wasn’t the only one, so it was okay. It was quite an experience.”
Mason Lee on Hangover 2