Star of hit comedy The Hangover, has revealed that he had a tooth implant removed when he read in the script that his character would have a missing tooth. American actor Ed Helms, who plays Stu in the Hangover trilogy, confirmed that he had an implant taken out for filming and mentioned that it affected his speech to the point where he sounded inebriated on set.
The 39-year-old explained to The Hollywood Reporter that his character needed to have a lateral incisor missing to fit with the storyline but he also had to keep a full set of teeth for his day job, playing Andy Bernard on the US version of comedy TV show The Office. Ed said ‘(My dentist) made me a flipper with the false tooth on it that I could take in and out because I was still shooting The Office.’
Unfortunately the flipper had an unexpected effect, causing a slight slur in Ed’s speech, he told the magazine that he didn’t explain the situation to any of his colleagues because ‘they would lose their minds’, adding ‘I would show up for work (on The Office) with this appliance in my mouth, and it really affected my speech. If you watch those episodes, I sound drunk.’
The Hangover III is set for release at the end of May this year.