Justin Bartha talks 'The Hangover Part II', Knicks

Wed, May 11

As we're talking, ESPN personality Mike Greenberg walks by and says, "Great job today, Doug."

That's the way life is these days for Justin Bartha, who plays the character of Doug in the "Hangover" franchise. "The Hangover Part II" opens May 26.

"I'm OK with that, really. It shows that those characters in that movie resonate with people," said Bartha, who has been acting for about 12 years. "After the 'National Treasure' films came out, people kept calling me Riley."

The original "Hangover" was about three groomsmen who lose their about-to-be-wed buddy -- Doug -- during their drunken misadventures in Las Vegas and then retrace their steps to find him. The new movie has Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms) and Alan (Zach Galifianakis) heading to Bangkok for Stu's wedding only to find themselves in another misadventure.

"We know there are high expectations for this movie but we feel we have delivered," Bartha said. "We knew the pressure was on us to not 'just take the money and run' with a bad sequel. So in many ways, this movie will live up to the hype."

Check out the clip to hear Bartha talk about his interest in the Knicks and playing pickup basketball with always shirtless Matthew McConaughey.