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In just a few months, “The Hangover 3” kicks off production, star Ed Helms told Access Hollywood on Tuesday.
“We’re starting in September, I think,” Ed told Access Hollywood after helping out at the launch of Airtime, a new online friend video connection service.
Ed, who stars in the film franchise with Zach Galifianakis and Bradley Cooper, said the gang got together for a call less than 24 hours ago, to talk about the upcoming project.
“It’s happening,” he said. “They’re in pre-production, and we just had a really fun call yesterday, with the cast and Todd [Phillips], the director. We’re gearing up. It’s gonna be awesome.”
The “Office” star said he is looking forward to reconnecting with his big screen pals to make the project, which is due out in 2013.
“When you read on the page, ‘This crazy thing happens to these guys…’ to me, I’m reading, ‘Oh, this is something really fun I get to do with my buddies,’” Ed said. “It’s like the most fun thing in the universe to make those movies, so we’re gonna crank up again and see what happens.”
It’s safe to say The Office’s Ed Helms faced one of the most daunting acting challenges of the past TV season — succeeding Steve Carell as the manager of Dunder Mifflin’s Scranton branch. But while the show itself struggled a bit to find its creative footing in the post-Michael Scott era, the 38-year-old Helms — who has played the adorkably insecure Andy Bernard since Season 3 — never made his task look like work.
TVLINE | You were in the unenviable position of having to step in for Steve Carell. Did you feel the weight of that?
I never felt pressure to fill those shoes; I don’t think that’s possible for anyone to do. For me, it was just an exciting chance to take Andy to different places. The actual hierarchy of the office itself was altered by bringing in [James Spader]’s Robert California [as Andy’s boss], so there were enough differences that I didn’t feel like, ‘Here I am needing to fill a void.’ It was more like, ‘Here we go in a different direction — let’s see what happens!’ There were places [the story went] that I didn’t understand as well, but the work experience there is just so wonderful and rare. The Officeis about the best work experience you could ever hope for.