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Saturday 27 December 2014

Helms: I was besieged by strippers

Ed Helms says making the Hangover movies helped him discover Las Vegas
Ed Helms says making the Hangover movies helped him discover Las Vegas

Ed Helms has revealed how he once got mobbed by strippers in Las Vegas.

The 39-year-old, who reprises his role as dentist Stu Price in The Hangover Part III, told how he was surrounded by eight dancers when he was in a hotel with co-star Zach Galifianakis.

"Zach and I walked through the lobby and it was the Spearmint Rhino's staff night out so there was a pack of beautiful ladies and they spotted us. I turned to Zach to say how do we handle this, and he was gone," he said.

"So I took some pictures and gave some autographs - and got a few numbers," he recalled, adding: "Beautiful women hunt me down all the time."

Ed revealed he is more recognised now because of the Hangover films.

"It's hard to walk through the lobby or play blackjack without drawing a crowd or having fans come up to say hello... As long as I wear my Klingon make-up, no one will recognise me."

Returning to Vegas - the film's unofficial star - was like reuniting with an old friend for him.

"I never came to Vegas before the Hangover movies. I was never drawn to it," the actor admitted.

"But since I've been here so long working on these movies, I've really grown to love it. It's a comfortable, familiar place for me now. Going back could only be described as completely bananas because not only are we all more recognisable now, but The Hangover is such an institution there."

:: The Hangover Part III is in cinemas now.

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