New Delhi, June 2: Director Todd Phillips says actress Heather Graham is like ray of light for him in "The Hangover Part III".
Graham was seen in the first edition of "The Hangover" in 2009 as Jade, a Las Vegas based stripper. However, she was not there in the second edition of the movie, which released in 2011 but has resumed her role in the third instalment, which opened here Friday and has got thumbs up from the reviewers.
"Heather has always, for me, represented a sort of ray of light, like sunshine, particularly in the bleak landscape that has been these 'Hangover' movies. We had to bring Heather back because if we're going to Vegas, we have to visit this beacon, which she is, always. She's just this ray of light. And that was fun," Phillips said in a statement.
The movie also stars the baby, who was six-month-old in the 2009 edition, but is a grown up boy now.
"We also brought back her kid from the first movie - that baby. We got the same actor, who was six months old then, who's now four-and-half, named Grant. He has the same cheeks as he had in the first movie...And he has a really big moment in the movie with Zach. It's so cute," he said.
Set in Las Vegas, "The Hangover Part III" also stars Zach Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Leslie Chow.