The Hangover Part II star Ken Jeong is set to return for the third season of NBC’s Community, in which he will reprise to role as Chang. After taking part in two high-grossing films this summer, the former doctor recently told BuzzSugar that this is the happiest he has been in his career and that for him, it is an “embarrassment of riches”:
As I say it out loud, it’s still surreal. I was happy being the doctor from Knocked Up, alright? That was like, amazing. If that were to be the last thing I’d do, it would be a life well spent in the arts. So to be Mr. Chow and [star in] two Hangovers, a third season of Community and to be in Transformers? Come on it’s ridiculous. It’s an embarrassment of riches.
Jeong admits his acting career is a like a dream come true for him, and he attributes a large part of his success to people like Bradley Cooper and director Todd Phillips: “Todd Phillips made me. He gave me my career.” Jeong’s incredible success comes at a meaningful point for Jeong and his wife, who has just celebrated her third year of being cancer-free.
The summer of Ken Jeong keeps going with his latest movie, All About Steve. We’re going to guess he’s in a prominent or featured role because this is the first time he’s in the actual movie poster. He’s once again in the same movie with Bradley Cooper, but this time he’s not enemies and pounding Bradley Cooper with a tire iron. It looks like he plays Cooper’s sidekick in a news crew. This is the summer of Ken Jeong because he was in this summer’s smash comedy The Hangover as well as The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard. Not many actors in Hollywood can say they were in 3 movies in one summer. It doesn’t stop there for Ken because he also has a heavy fall lineup. This week, Ken was named a Rising Star on Access Hollywood, though he is technically their oldest rising star.
Synopsis from IMDB: Crossword puzzle constructor Mary Horowitz (Bullock) is smart, pretty – and a natural disaster that shakes news cameraman Steve (Cooper) to the core. Set up on a blind date with Steve, Mary thinks the chemistry is undeniable and just knows she’s found her soulmate. She decides to do anything and go anywhere to be with him. Mary’s escalating infatuation is encouraged by the self-serving actions of news reporter Hartman Hughes (Church) who enjoys torturing his insolent cameraman at every opportunity. As the news team crisscrosses the country covering breaking news stories, Steve becomes increasingly unhinged as Mary trails them. But when the overzealous Mary becomes embroiled in the news story of the year, Steve and Hartman begin to see her differently. Hartman is plagued by guilt knowing his game of one-upmanship with Steve has placed her squarely in harms way while Steve is feeling his own pangs of remorse at his callous behavior. Despite the media storm surrounding her, Mary with her upbeat unaffected manner not only brings everyone together but finds her own oddball friends and discovers her true place in the world.
A brilliant crossword-puzzle designer travels across the country in hopes of convincing a CNN cameraman that the pair is meant to be together, only to find her quest taking an unexpected turn in this romantic comedy starring Thomas Haden Church and Sandra Bullock. Despite the fact that she has only gone on one short date with the man, a love-struck puzzle creator becomes enamored with a successful cameraman and follows him to a series of media events in hopes that the feeling is mutual. While she is saddened to discover that it is not, she soon becomes involved with a group of misfits who selflessly accept her at face value. First-time feature filmmaker Phil Traill directs a screenplay penned by License to Wed scribe Kim Barker.