Zach Galifianakis knows how to make friends in Hollywood!
During a recent interview with Shortlist.com, ‘The Hangover II’ star was told that ‘Mad Men’ actress January Jones found him to be the funniest man she had ever met. Sounds nice, right? Well, apparently not. Either that or Zach has a really, really, really dry sense of humor.
Galifianakis apparently remembered a more than “rude” mama-to-be when he was summoned to her table at an event.
“I sit at her table and talk for 10 minutes, and she goes, ‘I think it’s time for you to leave now,’” Galifiankakis recalls. “So I say, ‘January, you are an actress in a show and everybody’s going to forget about you in a few years, so f-cking be nice,’ and I got up and left.”
He doesn’t stop there. Apparently when asked if he’d ever want to do a sex scene with the blonde beauty, he replied: “I wouldn’t want to. I’d hate it,” he said.
Picking on the pregnant girl? Not cool, man, not cool.
PICS: January Jones heads to the West Field shopping center in Los Angeles yesterday afternoon.
Zach Galifianakis is everywhere: on the internet with Between Two Ferns; on HBO with a recurring role in Bored to Death (LOVE THAT SHOW); on network television as two-time host of SNL; even in the English lexicon, since his character in The Hangover did no less than redefine the pronunciation of the word retard. He returns to the big screen this May with a reprisal of that role in The Hangover Part II, but first, Zach G took a few minutes to help GQ solve some of the world’s most pressing problems, by way of fill-in-the-blanks. For instance: “Personally, I think Sarah Palin is MARKETABLE and I would like to BUY her.”
Zach Galifianakis explains to interviewer Scott Aukerman that although he was excited by the success of The Hangover, he’s not into a lot of the showbiz scene. Furthermore, he’s against too much gunplay in movies, and he’s even declined several roles on moral grounds.
When it comes to “a movie you’re acting in,” says Galifianakis, 41, “you don’t have a lot of control – you just show up and vomit your lines out. I mean, I’m not the boss. I’m in a deep protest right now with a movie I’m working on, up in arms about something. But I can’t get the guys to … I’m not making any leeway.”
When Aukerman starts to reveal the title of the movie, Hangover 2, Galifianakis stops him cold.
“It has something to do with a movie I’m working on, yeah,” concedes Galifianakis. “I’ll tell you about it later. It’s very frustrating.”
Zach Galifianakis and Paul Rudd, who appear together in Paramount’s upcoming comedy “Dinner for Schmucks,” are teaming up again to star in the Paramount comedy “Will.”
Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton are directing, with Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s Gary Sanchez on board to produce.
The story follows an ordinary guy (Rudd) who lives in a world where people’s lives and destinies are being written by scribes in Heaven. The man wakes up one day to find that his heavenly writer (Galifianakis) has decided to no longer draft his life, and he must go about his day unscripted, ending up on a journey to fulfill his hidden potential.
The script, by Demetri Martin, used to be a DreamWorks project but moved over to Paramount.
UTA-repped Faris and Dayton became a hit directing duo with “Little Miss Sunshine” but have struggled to find a follow-up effort. They were attached to do “Used Guys” at Fox, but that fell apart due to a ballooning budget.
Rudd, repped by UTA and Brillstein Entertainment Partners, also appeared in Paramount’s hit “I Love You, Man.”
For Galifianakis, repped by CAA and Brillstein Entertainment Partners, “Will” continues his streak of booking high-profile comedies that began with “Hangover.” He next appears in “Due Date” with Robert Downey Jr.