Zach Galifianakis crept out of the wood work to promote his new movie “Birdman” and boy, has he lost a lot of weight. He looks good, doesn’t he? I wouldn’t say that he was obese before, but he is definitely slim now and looking fantastic.
While promoting his new movie, he talked to the “Hollywood Reporter” about being a celebrity.
“Being a celebrity is sh-t — it’s dumb and I’m not interested in it,” said Zach Galifianakis, noting that he’s not a fan of all the “picture-taking” and that the cast generally feels the same way. “I like to be an actor, and that’s it. The blurred lines are, I think manmade. I think celebrity is a manmade thing, it’s not innate in us, we have people telling us, ‘We should pay attention to these people,” for all the wrong reasons, their personal lives and whatnot. … I’d rather just do my work and go home and watch Lifetime.”
He was later asked for some clarification and here’s what he said:
“It’s confusing to me — all of this is confusing to me. They oversell it like we’re curing cancer, you know what I mean?” he told The Hollywood Reporter at the New York Film Festival’s closing-night premiere on Saturday, held at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall. “I just think it can be gross sometimes, the way Hollywood congratulates itself all the time.”
“I agree with what this movie says. I read it, and I’m like, ‘Boy, he’s taking swipes at everybody, but he’s right.’ So the truth trumps everything else,” he said of the Alejandro G. Inarritu dramedy. “It’s gotten a little out of hand — there’s no culture in it. If people were writing about poets, mathematicians and all that, that would just move us forward quicker.”
I get what he means, but if we were writing about poets and mathematicians, we certainly wouldn’t be covering his new movie. Wouldn’t that actually be detrimental to his career?
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