Mel Gibson hasn’t been in a pure comedy for years (dating back to 2000’s What Women Want), so it’s great to see him join Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell in Daddy’s Home 2. Gibson stars as Kurt, the tough nosed father of Dusty with John Lithgow starring as Brad’s (Ferrell) over affectionate father.
“Mark and Will when they get going – I’m in this scene with these two guys and they’re just riffing and ad-libbing,” said Gibson directed last year’s acclaimed war drama Hacksaw Ridge. “I cannot keep up with these cats. They’ve got this shorthand going on and I’m like the ballboy at a tennis match trying to jump in on my bit. It’s hilarious to watch them. Most of the time you end up laughing forgetting you’re on screen. So they have to do it again because you crack up.”
Click on the media bar to hear Gibson talk about when he introduced himself to Wahlberg at a restaurant to offer a few kind words:
Daddy’s Home 2 opens nationwide November 10.