"Mad Men" Star Joining Formidable Cast of 'Ted 2'
something completely different. “Mad Men” star and
silver fox John Slattery has signed on to star in
the sequel to Seth MacFarlane’s oddball
comedy, Ted 2. Apparently, being a critically-acclaimed
actor and director isn’t enough for Slattery, as he has now
decided that he needs to exchange banter with a smart-mouth CGI
bear. Considering how serious “Mad Men” is, I can see
why Slattery may want to take on a lighter role, or perhaps he just
wants to interact with a CGI bear (I could understand that one
In an even stranger turn of events, Slattery isn’t the only heavyweight actor to join Ted 2.Morgan Freeman andLiam Neeson have both signed on to join the sequel. Freeman will play an iconic civil rights lawyer who is hired to help Ted get out of some legal trouble. MacFarlane has hinted that Freeman’s role is a “juicy” one, and I’m not entirely sure that I want to know what that means. There is no word yet on who (or what) Neeson will play in the film, but it won't be the first MacFarlane joint that Neeson has appeared in -- he had a role in this year's A Million Ways To Die In The West, so this is not unfamiliar territory for him.
Are you excited to see all of these great actors in Ted 2?
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- Sarah Osman, YH Staff