Ed Helms Says Reputation After ‘The Hangover’ Was ‘Wonderful’ – The Hollywood Reporter
Ed Helms is opening up about his fame and popularity after Hangoversaid the film “is a whole new level.”
On the second episode of Conan O’Brien needs a friend podcaster, comedian and actor who spoke about his experience and the recognition he gained after the release of the hit 2009 film, which also starred Bradley Cooper and Zach Galifianakis.
“When the hangover hits, it’s exciting,” says Helms. “Another way I was lucky… lucky in 10 million ways in that movie, but before that me and Bradley, Zach were on the same level, so we got through it together. … Without those people, I don’t think I would be sober, but we all have each other.”
Before Hangover trio, comedian who worked as a reporter on Comedy Central’s Daily program with Jon Stewart from 2002 to 2006. At that time, his name was still unknown to many people. Then, starting in 2006, he played Andy Bernard in Office, where he began to gain more attention. But until success Hangover that things really changed for him.
“It was such a unique experience, and I look back on it and wish… I knew more,” he added. “I wish I could go through it again with what I know now because… I really have been reeling from it so many times in the aftermath of this. Hangover.”
Helms told O’Brien that the “whirlwind of fame” that followed was “very overwhelming”, because suddenly, he had a number of projects and scripts on offer.
“I was almost reeling and confused about different things, like… what kind of job do you want to be,” the actor said he remembers how he was thinking. “I definitely felt very nervous and like, identity is just chaos. And I’m going to say one of the craziest things about… such extreme popularity is… the total loss of control over your environment.”
Helms also noted that he feels fortunate that “his public figure has gradually increased” and that he appreciates the support he has from his colleagues. Hangover costar.