Mike Tyson: I Would Have Worked With Mel Gibson on 'Hangover II'
"I'm not going to ever in my life point my finger at anyone. I don't live in a glass house. None of us do," he says.
Many cast members of Hangover II had a problem with Mel Gibson playing a cameo role. But Mike Tyson wasn't one of them.
"I'm not going to ever in my life point my finger at anyone. I don't live in a glass house. None of us do. I work with anybody, as long as they're respectful," Tyson, who flies to Thailand next month to shoot the comedy sequel, tells the New York Post.
"We all have that guy -- a Mel Gibson -- in us. We just don't want people to be exposed to it," Tyson continues of the actor, who was to play a "crazy" tattoo artist before being replaced by Liam Neeson. "Maybe he needs to go get help. We all need help, and need someone to talk to. I'm not against him, but I'm not for him."
The film's director Todd Phillips says firing Gibson was the right decision.
"He's one of our finest actors and, quite honestly, one of our finest directors," he said. "But The Hangover II is a family ... and as much as I loved the idea, a lot of people didn't ... I didn't want anything to come in between that family."