Channing Tatum, Heath Ledger and Ben Kingsley are just a few of the actors “Ted” director Seth MacFarlane wanted to work with before casting Mark Wahlberg opposite the eponymous talking teddy bear.
In a new video for CollegeHumor, MacFarlane reveals he’s been cooking up ideas to pair a famous person with a sentient object for years.
Channing Tatum could have starred opposite a stuffed giraffe, Kelsey Grammar with a bowl of shredded coconut and Heath Ledger paired with a knish – too bad he was allergic.
MacFarlane blames a lack of interest on the part of the studios, imploring Harvey Weinstein to “put down the fork and make this movie.”
Eventually, Universal signed on with Wahlberg and his pot-smoking furry friend.
The result is the nation’s number one movie, but instead of making a sequel, why not encourage Universal to make “Plum,” the story of Denzel Washington and his favorite fruit?
After all, MacFarlane has all the leverage.
Here’s the video: