to USA Today
that he initially thought he had very little chance of snagging the role of Mr. Chow
because it was originally written as a 60-year-old character.
But he explained that during his audition for Hangover
director Todd Phillips, he channeled his frustrations about being turned down for many similar roles in the past and gave an over-the-top performance. "This kid is absolutely crazy -- I must hire him!" he quoted Phillips as saying.