Kevin Dillon’s Favorite Entourage Scene Was Cut Because An A-Lister Bailed …

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‘Entourage’ Movie: 20 Blink-and-You’ll-Miss-Them Star Cameos.

Reuniting for the big-screen version of the story, in theaters June 3, Adrian Grenier, Jeremy Piven, Kevin Connolly, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara and Emmanuelle Chriqui sat down with PEOPLE to reminisce. “I spent almost seven months in London shooting Mr. Hollywood’s what’s-real-what’s-not TV series gets even more meta in the movie with contract clashes both real and onscreen, studio drama (ditto) and a slew of star cameos as the film’s stars reveal what really happened.Scott, 26, says she beat out “a bunch of girls” to land her nonspeaking part in the big-screen adaptation of the HBO comedy series: During a hotel-room showdown (at Montage Beverly Hills) between Jeremy Piven’s Ari Gold and Haley Joel Osment’s character — the spoiled son of a Texan movie financier (Billy Bob Thornton) — she and another porn star, Anna Morna, simulate oral sex on each other.The adorable kid at the 0’30” mark is no other than Haley Joel Osment, the Sixth Sense star who recently stopped by EW to talk about his new movie Entourage—co-starring Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon and Jeremy Piven. “I remember when [Entourage] first came out it was huge with kids in my high school.

Vincent Chase (Grenier), together with his boys, Eric (Connolly), Turtle (Ferrara) and Johnny (Dillon), are back and back in business with super agent-turned-studio head Ari Gold (Piven). Piven, she says, “was very professional — he definitely nailed all his lines,” while Osment was “really focused and sweet.” The scene took 10 hours to film, Scott estimates, during which writer-director Doug Ellin shot “a million takes. … Even worse than getting a project like this off the ground, and the widely publicized pay disputes among the cast members, is the most egregious setback you could possibly think of: Channing Tatum canceled his cameo.

Some of their ambitions have changed, but the bond between them remains strong as they navigate the capricious and often cutthroat world of Hollywood! As the actor who played movie star Vincent Chase on Entourage — nominated for six Globes best-comedy-series awards during its eight-year run — he had logged plenty of hours on the red carpet at The Beverly Hilton.

I think [the crew] were really enjoying that day.” There were some minor snafus: At one point, hot lights set off sprinklers in the hotel room. “It was wild,” recalls Scott of the scramble to shield the duo from dangerous electrical equipment. “Anna was like, ‘We set the place on fire!'” Additionally, one of Scott’s most prominent assets proved a liability on set: “[The director] kept saying my boobs were really distracting. Haley also revealed his first job, the iconic 1993 Pizza Hut ‘Big Foot’ commercial (seen above) from which he went on to land roles in Forrest Gump (co-starring Tom Hanks and Robin Wright) and M. Click the link below and enter the promo code to download passes to the advance screening in Sacramento on Wednesday, May 27th at 7:30 pm at UA Arden Fair 6 at the Arden Fair Mall (1739 Arden Way) in Sacramento CA. Kelsey Grammer’s walk-by in a scene outside the office of Ari Gold’s marriage counselor (“Don’t waste your money”) was scheduled at the last minute, when a hole in the star’s schedule opened.

He kept trying to reposition me — he didn’t want them to be so in-your-face.” Despite Ellin’s best efforts, an early cut of the film was slapped with an NC-17 rating. Many were arranged through well-placed connections: Warren Buffett, who in one scene randomly rides by on a studio golf cart, shares an agent with Ellin — CAA’s Michael Kives, who himself gets a cameo in a backlot scene.

Some strategic edits eventually earned it an R for “strong sexual content, nudity and some drug use.” A former high school cheerleader, Scott moved to Los Angeles in 2007 from her hometown of Dallas, Georgia. It’s not even close to done.” Meanwhile, Connolly, 41, admits he’s a touch jealous of his character Eric, and how the manager managed to settle down. “He’s grown up a little faster and better than I have. Common happened to be working out at Equinox on the Sunset Strip when Ellin showed up to shoot a scene with Rex Lee, who reprises his role as Ari’s assistant, Lloyd (later in the film, Greg Louganis turns up as Lloyd’s fiance).

We weren’t there for the glitz and glam.” On HBO’s Entourage, which ran from 2004 to 2011, the line between fantasy and reality — between glitz and glam and phony glitz and glam — always was blurry. Scott, who calls herself a “big fan” of Entourage, has logged some experience with another HBO property, albeit in spoof form: She put her platinum blond locks to good use playing Daenerys Targaryen in 2014’s This Ain’t Game of Thrones XXX, a porn parody of the fantasy series.

We’re adults with our own lives.” But, insists Piven, social media makes it easy to at least keep up with one another from afar. “These days, it’s really easy to stalk people on social media.” Dozens of stars can be spotted frolicking by the pool, including Pharrell Williams, Ed O’Neill and the NFL’s Russell Wilson, Rob Gronkowski and Julian Edelman. This turn of events made Dillon do “a lot of whining.” At the end of the day, though, Entourage features more celebrities than it knows what to do with. For example, Jesse Jane, Devon and Teagan Presley were enlisted by the boys to seduce an influential fanboy blogger (Rainn Wilson) in an episode from the second season. Ask Ellin about Scott and Morna, however, and he pleads ignorance: “I did not know they were actual porn stars,” he says, adding that he was “very uncomfortable” directing that scene. “Had I known they were porn stars, I probably would have been more confident.”

Every week, the show featured scenes set at trendy Beverly Hills eateries, plot points torn from the trades and more industry name-dropping than one could overhear at e. baldi during lunch hour. Getting name-checked on Entourage became the ultimate professional accolade, way cooler than a star on Hollywood Boulevard. “Most movies and shows that deal with the business border on insipid,” says Entourage fan J.C.

My friends and family back home could understand what I go through.” “If you play a character authentically, there’s bound to be some confusion over what’s real and what is fantasy. Piven, the only established actor outside of this property, was getting paid a few more million dollars than the rest, which didn’t sit right with everyone and caused delays. And that’s the goal: to make it feel exactly how it would feel if you were walking through the streets of Los Angeles.” So, whose big idea was it to turn Entourage into a movie? But we thought maybe we could do a film as well.” In the fake Hollywood of the Entourage movie, Vincent’s directorial debut goes $15 million over budget and nearly gets shut down. For starters, the 47-year-old writer-director was having trouble pounding out a story despite nagging phone calls from Wahlberg. “He called me every few months and said, ‘Where’s the script?’ ” says Ellin.

Some of that strife leaked into the press — asked in October 2013 when an Entourage movie would begin shooting, Wahlberg told TMZ, “As soon as them guys stop being so greedy” — and spilled onto social media. “I will sign any deal that gives ALL the boys an opportunity to share in the upside of success EQUALLY,” Grenier fired back at Wahlberg on Instagram. The 34-day shoot, which began in February 2014, was more sprawling than the TV show, with scenes set not merely on the Warners backlot and at local restaurants but also in places like Miami, where Vincent throws a party on a $30 million yacht. But it wasn’t all caviar and Jell-O shots. “We were doing a party scene at Turtle’s house with cameos up the yin-yang,” says Dillon. “We had 20 trailers, each for a different celebrity — it was like a small city. On day 20, while shooting that celeb-packed party on the Rancho Palos Verdes estate that’s supposed to be Turtle’s digs, Connolly broke his leg fooling around with a football. “Kevin whispered to me, ‘I heard something pop,’ ” says Ellin. “Kevin is one of my best friends, but immediately I’m like: ‘Oh, God.

This movie is dead.’ ” After some creative adjustments, though — in a few scenes where Eric was supposed to walk, he instead gets driven — the movie fans have been awaiting for four years finally was finished. Nearly a year later, in January — after editing on the film mostly was complete — Ellin decided to add one more scene: a bit where Vincent and his posse steal the show at the Golden Globes. “I just had this idea,” he says. “I called Lev [producer Stephen Levinson] and Mark [Wahlberg] and asked if they could figure it out. That’s millions of dollars’ worth of free sets, you know?” The only hitch: Ellin failed to dress for the part. “My girlfriend told me to wear a suit, but I was like: ‘I’m just filming — I’m shooting. I’m not wearing a suit,’ ” he adds. “Then a few hours later I start getting calls from people saying they can see me on Access Hollywood, and why am I dressed like there’s a flood?” He’ll remember to dress better for the Entourage premiere June 1 at Westwood’s Regency Village Theatre. And he might want to bring a camera to capture more red-carpet footage because a second Entourage movie is not out of the question. “Warner Bros. is ready to move ahead with the script,” says Ellin of plans for a sequel. “But I’m not thinking about it till I see if people are into this one.”

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