Happy Birthday: Ed Helms

WILDsound Writing and Film Festival Review

edhelms.jpgEd Helms

Born: January 24, 1974 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA

(On filming The Hangover Part II (2011) in Bangkok) We exploited its dark underbelly with great enthusiasm in the movie. We shot in some interesting neighborhoods, what you might call “sketchy”, that most tourists probably wouldn’t visit. You take a vacation to a place like Thailand and you’re ready for the excitement of something new and foreign. But when you’re working 14-hour days, all you want is something familiar to ground you. And there’s just nothing there. Even the American things, such as Starbucks or a hamburger joint, felt different in Bangkok.

(2011, on if people try to buy him drinks because of his Hangover fame) If I’m in a bar, frat boys will usually try to buy me shots. But I’m not much of a boozer anymore. I certainly had my share of ragers during my 20s, but I…

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