One of the most fun things about the first Zoolander film was all of the great cameo scenes that were included. Everybody from David Bowie to Donald Trump had a moment last time around. Now with Zoolander 2 we are preparing ourselves for an entirely new cast of cameo characters. However, there is one famous person that you won’t see in the film: former first lady Laura Bush, and that’s probably a good thing.
If we had seen the wife of President George W. Bush in the new film we would have seen her in what possibly would have been the most bizarre cameo ever caught on film, as one of several people involved in an orgy with Hansel. Ben Stiller explained the situation to Matt Lauer on Today though he was a bit more circumspect about the details.
There is a group of people that Hansel, Owen's character, is having a relationship with — a group of people — and I was going to ask her to be a member of that group. Actually, I just asked her if she would be interested; she politely declined and then I was so glad I didn't have to ask her to be a part of this group of people Hansel's having a relationship with.
So the former first lady, whose daughter Jenna actually works for the Today show, apparently never actually learned what Ben Stiller had planned because she declined the cameo before the conversation even got that far. It’s possible she never knew what Stiller was thinking...until now. Now that the interview has gone out there we assume word will get back to her one way or another.
We can’t decide if this would have been the most hilarious or terrifying thing we can think of. On the one hand, Laura Bush might be literally the last person on earth we would expect to show up in an orgy scene with Owen Wilson, which would have made it an amazing joke. However, this could also have been one of those moments that you can never unsee. Just thinking about it feels more than a little creepy. Check out the full conversation below.
So you can scratch the former first lady off your Zoolander 2 cameo bingo card. We know we’ll be seeing plenty of celebrity moments in this one, but now we’re wondering if there’s the potential for more political names. Maybe the return of Donald Trump isn’t such a crazy idea after all.