Liam Neeson has his THE A-Team co-star Bradley Cooper to thank for his role in THE HANGOVER, after his pal reached out to him about appearing in the comedy.
The Irish actor stepped into Mel Gibson's shoes and took over his high-profile cameo in the movie after the troubled Lethal Weapon star's casting sparked controversy.
Neeson admits he was offered the part of a tattoo artist because of his friendship with the film's star Cooper - and he relished shooting his scene.
He tells Access Hollywood, "Bradley's a pal. I was sitting at home one night and I got a text from him, 'Do you want to be in The Hangover 2?' And, I'd had a couple of glasses of wine, kids were in bed, I texted back, 'Yeah, when?'
"I came to L.A. for a day and did it. I did a scene, which is supposed to be in a tattoo parlour in Thailand. I'm the tattoo artist, covered in tattoos, 'Ireland forever'... Shamrocks and all that s**t."