Anyone who saw 2009’s The Hangover knows that one of the funniest characters from the film was the mischievous Mr. Chow. From his naked OMFG moment in the rental car to his hilariously quotable quips about the Wolfpack, it’s clear he was an essential part of the movie’s success. Now Chow is ready to cause even more mayhem in The Hangover Part II and actor Ken Jeong couldn’t be more excited about it.
“To be invited back was an amazing experience for me,” Jeong told Tr3sin an exclusive interview. “Chow is the greatest, most complex, craziest character that I’ve ever played!”
And interestingly, for Part II, the screenwriters have transformed Ken from villain to “unofficial” Wolfpack guide. Since the original film, Chow has gone from murderous gangster to Bangkok buddy for Alan (Zach Galifianakis), Stu (Ed Helms), and Phil(Bradley Cooper).
“He just loves mayhem,” Jeong said when describing the evolution ofChow. “He’s now an unwanted tour guide for the Wolfpack.”
And there is quite a bit of touring involved in The Hangover Part II. For this film, the characters find themselves lost in the streets of Bangkok and piecing together clues from another wild night of partying.
“It’s not just a comedy,” Ken explained. “It’s almost like a detective movie. There’s a bit of mystery involved. This movie is definitely upping the ante a bit.”
One thing Hangover II has definitely upped the ante on is its complex action sequences. Throughout the movie, Chow and the gang are involved in car chases, shootouts, and fast-paced boat rides. But, as Ken emphasized, it ultimately all comes back to the comedy.
“Hangover II is an unapologetic roller coaster ride,” Jeong said. “I think the script is funnier than the first movie. It’s going to be the best film in the franchise and I can’t wait for it to come out!”
Thankfully, we won’t have to wait long. The Hangover Part II is set to hit theaters this weekend.
By Michael Lopez