Ed Helms Says Fame Following ‘The Hangover’ Was “Very Overwhelming”

Ed Helms is opening up about his rise in reputation and fame after The Hangover, saying the movie “was a complete new stage.” 

On Monday’s episode of the Conan O’Brien Wants a Buddy podcast, the comic and actor talked about his expertise and the popularity he gained following the discharge of the favored 2009 film, which additionally starred Bradley Cooper and Zach Galifianakis. 

“When the hangover got here out, it was so thrilling,” Helms stated. “One other approach wherein I used to be fortunate … fortunate in 10 million methods on that film, however Bradley and Zach and I have been all type of on the identical stage earlier than that, and so we have been going by way of it collectively. … If it wasn’t for these guys, I don’t suppose I’d have stayed sane, however all of us had one another.” 

Earlier than The Hangover trilogy, the comic labored as a correspondent on Comedy Central’s The Every day Present with Jon Stewart from 2002 to 2006. At that time, his title wasn’t as well-known. Then, beginning in 2006, he performed Andy Bernard in The Workplace, the place he started to get seen extra. However it wasn’t till the success of The Hangover that issues actually modified for him. 

“It was such a singular expertise, and I look again on it and need … I knew extra,” he added. “I want I might undergo it once more with what I do know now as a result of … I actually was reeling quite a lot of the time like within the aftermath of The Hangover.” 

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Helms informed O’Brien that the “twister of fame” that adopted was “very overwhelming,” as a result of immediately, he had a number of initiatives and scripts being pitched to him. 

“I used to be type of spinning out and panicking about various things, like … what sort of a profession would you like,” the actor stated he remembered considering. “I positively felt quite a lot of nervousness and like, identification type of simply turmoil. And I’ll say one of many craziest issues a few … huge leap into fame like that’s … the simply whole lack of management of your atmosphere.” 

Helms additionally famous that he feels fortunate that his “public persona had risen steadily” and that he appreciated the assist he had from his Hangover co-stars. 



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