'Hangover 2' 's Monkey Steals the Red Carpet

Crystal the capuchin mugs for the cameras in a little pink dress

01 of 08

MONKEY BUSINESS

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Wearing a beautiful gown and pearls, Crystal the capuchin monkey – also known as Hangover 2’s biggest scene-stealer –gave a very Hollywood greeting to actress Kristen Bell at the film’s L.A. premiere.

02 of 08

CAST OF CHARACTERS

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Crystal had worked with Ken Jeong on Community before meeting him again in Bangkok for Hangover 2. Ed Helms found Crystal inspiring as well: “That monkey, she’s a pro,” he told PEOPLEPets.com at the premiere. “She’s been in more movies than all of us combined.”

03 of 08

HELLO, LOVERS!

HELLO, LOVERS!
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Crystal was loving the attention from fans and photographers, and was jumping up and down across the red carpet at Grauman’s Chinese Theater.

04 of 08

PRETTY IN PINK

PRETTY IN PINK
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Like any well-trained public figure, Crystal knows the best way to wave: From the wrist, and with lots of flair.

05 of 08

APE WILD

APE WILD
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While riding her trainer Thomas Gunderson’s shoulder, Crystal sticks out her pink tongue. Crystal, who lives with her understudy Squirt at Gunderson’s home, gets to sleep in Gunderson’s bed and has “free run of the house.”

06 of 08

STAR QUALITY

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“She’s worked with Ben Stiller, she’s worked with every movie star, [including] Matt Damon,” Helms said. “I was trying to slip her my resume the whole time.”

07 of 08

REAR VIEW

REAR VIEW
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“You know, it’s a real dream to work with a monkey,” said co-star Zach Galifianakis. “Really makes you proud. The monkey is kind of a really good worker.”

08 of 08

BELIEVE IT OR NOT

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And the compliments just keep coming. “You know, Crystal has turned out to be just a miracle monkey,” Bradley Cooper said at a press conference for the film. “She’s incredible. She can do anything.”

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