Tuesday 24 April 2018

Jeong: I love being crazy Chow

Ken Jeong would be happy to reprise his Chow role in the future
Ken Jeong would be happy to reprise his Chow role in the future

Ken Jeong has revealed he would reprise his Hangover alter-ego Leslie Chow for a spin-off film, because he loves playing him so much.

The 44-year-old said he has enjoyed every opportunity playing the crazy Chinese gangster has given him, and would gladly return to the role.

"I love Chow so much. I'd love to do a Chow spin-off. I'd love to do anything Chow related. It's so freeing. You can say or do anything," he said.

The actor continued: "It's the gift that keeps on giving. It's the biggest role I've ever had in a movie and to play my favourite character was just such a blessing."

"In the first Hangover, I was on set for five days and then to do five months on the third one, I'm just so grateful," he added.

Ken, who is also a qualified doctor, admitted playing Chow has allowed him to do things he wouldn't normally do.

"The only thing I have in common with Chow is we both love to laugh," he said. "I'm not an exhibitionist, I've never parachuted in Vegas or escaped from prison."

He revealed he never put his foot down on any stunts, saying: "I'm pretty much game for anything as Chow. You kind of have to be, playing that kind of character."

Despite being scared of heights, Ken threw himself - literally - into a stunt, when Chow escaped from prison. He said: "I did a 30-foot-tall drop with 200 gallons of water behind my back. It was all harness work, like Mission: Impossible. It was the most intense stunt I've ever done in my life, but it was amazing and such an adrenaline rush."

:: The Hangover Part III and The Hangover Trilogy will be available on Blu-ray and DVD from December 2.

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