The former Will & Grace star said that the cast and crew of the remake were dedicated to preserving the humour and feel of the comedy while managing to bring it into the modern world, an effort which he feels paid off.
"I think the idea was always, 'Don't fix what's not broken'. We just tried to stay true to an authentic [vision] - to who the Three Stooges were and present them in this updated modern world," Hayes explained to The Huffington Post.
"And I think the combination of the two, actually, surprisingly, worked extremely well. And I was so pleasantly surprised when I finally saw the film in that, 'Wow, it actually worked'. It's hilarious, charming and touching for all ages. So, that was the intent of the movie."
The Three Stooges, which also stars Will Sasso and Chris Diamantopoulos, was released in cinemas on April 4.
Earlier this year, Hayes secured a role as a journalist on NBC's Parks and Recreation.
Watch the Jackass-inspired trailer for The Three Stooges below: