The Hangover star really knocked his tooth out

Ed Helms (The Hangover)Actor Ed Helms (The Office) was so determined to make his toothless scenes in the new hilarious comedy The Hangover so realistic, that he actually got his dentist to remove his own tooth!
Helms stars in the upcoming comedy with Bradley Cooper and Zach Galifianakis, about a bachelor party that goes awry when three groomsmen lose the groom (Justin Bartha) after a night of Las Vegas debauchery.
The role called for Helms’ character, Stu (who also plays a dentist in the movie), to lose a tooth and after make-up techniques failed to work, Helms decided to take extreme measures. He explains, “I had a baby tooth and when that fell out I never had an adult tooth. I’ve had this implant since I was 15 and I hadn’t taken it out in 20 years, until this movie. When the part came up we actually tried a few alternatives, like blacking it out and using a prosthetic device, which made me look like a horse… Then I just called my dentist and I took it out for three months. He (dentist) actually had to break the crown off and then unscrew the post from the implant. That leaves a huge hole in your gum and the tissue has to stay healthy, so he screwed in a piece that his lab made that matched my gum tissue. Once the movie was done I got a fresh new implant.”

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  1. Bonnie • May 25, 2009 @ 11:30 AM

    My interviews with Ed and the rest of the cast & director Todd Phillips should be up on tribute.ca any day now!! Watch for them – this movie is HILARIOUS!!

  2. tributegirl • May 25, 2009 @ 2:58 PM

    Now that is dedication to your job!

  3. Nancy • May 25, 2009 @ 4:33 PM

    Hahahaha…his teeth look like horse teeth!

  4. Carol • May 25, 2009 @ 6:07 PM

    seems like overkill. It’s not necessary with all the props they have. I think being wacky makes for good PR

  5. tributegirl • May 25, 2009 @ 6:48 PM

    Definitely, Carol, it’s probably mostly for the attention he will get, people will remember stupid things like this.

  6. Cosmic Obamo • May 26, 2009 @ 11:16 AM

    »Aaah! 🙂 !!

  7. sparklingwall • May 26, 2009 @ 12:16 PM

    I like that he has this much dedication to his job 🙂 Its a good sign!

  8. Nancy • May 27, 2009 @ 5:20 PM

    Watched the preview, looks hiliarious as Bonnie said. Cracked right up when the other guy got tasered right in the face!

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