Grant Holmquist then and now. Photos courtesy of Warner Bros./Getty
For the third and final chapter of the record-breaking R-rated “The Hangover” franchise, the original gang has been assembled for one last raucous romp. Zach Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Ken Jeong, Heather Graham and even baby Tyler (or Carlos, so named by Galifianakis’ Allen).
People magazine reports that baby Tyler, who in 2009 was played mostly by brother-sister twins Grant and Avery Holmquist is all grown up now and a fun part of the story in the third film. This time around Tyler is played only by Grant, who at four-and-a-half at the time of filming, won the role despite an initial casting call for 6-year-old actors.
When asked about the choice, director Todd Phillips recently told HitFix that “he had to” use the original kiddo in the part because everyone loved the bond between Allen and Tyler/Carlos in the first “Hangover” movie and that in writing that scene Phillips knew the reunion would play well for the audience.Read More »from Original ‘Hangover’ Baby Back for Part 3