the sequel to the 2012 hit comedy "Ted," was a "creative decision" on the part of writer Seth McFarlane, Celebuzz reported. Set to release in June 2015 -- almost exactly three years after the original --, "Ted 2" will feature a new love interest for its protagonist.
Female lead Mila Kunis, who played Lori, the girlfriend of Mark Wahlberg’s John and the semi-nemesis of his potty-mouthed teddy bear, is being replaced by Amanda Seyfried. Deadline reports that director Seth McFarlane (last year’s Oscar host, as well) is casting the sequel and that Seyfried will play a new lead, with Kunis in a small role, if any.
Kunis’ Lori was the voice of reason and sometimes found herself battling the bear for her BF’s attention in the first film. Perhaps her character’s exit will inform the new film’s plot. Who knows – we’re excited, though!
The decision is merely a creative one, as McFarlane is going in a different direction with the followup. There was no fallout between him and his longtime frequent collaborator Kunis, who also voices Meg in his ‘Family Guy’ series.
Both Seyfried and Kunis are gorgeous and talented actresses with doe eyes. It’ll be interesting to see Seyfried go up against tough-talking, cuss-spewing Ted, who is voiced by McFarlane. PopCrushers, what do you think about this cast change? Do you prefer Seyfried to Kunis? Or vice versa?
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