Still, it was Hailey Baldwin's arms that the 21-year-old ran to as he was
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Chris Farley's last official movie credit is 1998's Western comedy Almost Heroes with Matthew Perry. But the late comedy legend was working on another role at the time of his death, which would be one of the most recognizable animated characters of all time.
The Saturday Night Live alum was originally cast as everyone's favorite green ogre in the 2001 animated film Shrek before he died of a drug overdose in 1997.
But the funny man's version of the titular character would have been very different than the one we're familiar with! Kevin Farley, who is executive producer of the new documentary I am Chris Farley, said:
"Originally the Shrek character was a little bit more like Chris, like a humble, bumbling innocent guy."
The lead role of the DreamWorks fairytale comedy ultimately went to Farley's SNL co-star Mike Myers, who gave the ogre a Scottish accent and a bigger attitude. But the Farley family isn't bitter that the studio recast the role. Kevin explains:
"I understand why [they replaced him]. The studio needed to do what they needed to do. It was a bad time, bad timing… a tragedy. Mike did a great job with Shrek. He knocked it out of the park."
Want to listen to the late comedian's version of Shrek? Check out the early storyboard footage featuring Farley's dialogue from 1997:
A common criticism of Saturday Night Live's current season is that it isn't as political as viewers are used to.
That wasn't the case last night though, thanks to Mike Myers returning as Dr. Evil!
The funnyman interrupted a broadcast of Sam Smith's holiday special to tell North Korea and Sony how a real evil genius would do things.
Hit 'Play' (above) and hear Austin Powers' nemesis rise again!
Mike Myers and his wife Kelly are the proud parents of their second child!
And this time it's a…
As if there was any doubt!
While Dreamworks has yet to go public with their timetable, the company's CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg has just reassured the world that the fiercely funny animated fairy tale will get at least one more sequel!
Sure, it's been four years since Shrek Forever After stormed into theaters, but apparently that's all part of their master plan!
Mr. Katzenberg confessed:
Yeah baby, yeah!!
Or should we say, babies!!
Mike Myers and his wifey Kelly Tisdale confirmed that they are expecting their second child together!!
Looks like Spike is going to be a big brother soon!!
There aren't too many details yet on the gender or the due date of the little Mini Me, but we're sure it will be one groovy little bundle of joy!
Congrats, you two!
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Everyone loves cast reunions. Especially ones that happen 20 years after the fact.
The cast of Wayne’s World reunited in Beverly Hills yesterday for an event hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in honor of the HIGHlarious 1992 film!
This was perhaps a bit surprising given that Mike, Dana, and Penelope had fallen out following filming. Apparently, Mike had not only been difficult on set, but was rumored to have taken his Dr. Evil voice from one of Dana’s impressions. Meanwhile, Penelope had been upset that Mike had reportedly prevented her from directing the Wayne’s World sequel. Jeeeeez.
What’s more, Mike admitted: