Zach Galifianakis, actor and (to many, though not Britney Spears — see below) funny man, hints to Rolling Stone that he’s already been approached to co-star in a third installment of “The Hangover.” But, he tells the magazine in a new interview, the movie will likely not follow the waking-up-after-a-night-of-debauchery format of the first two movies and instead, he claims, focus on the Wolf Pack (Bradley Cooper and Ed Helms) busting him out of a mental institution.
Which sounds promising. As does the rest of the interview — only excerpts are posted online so far, but some choice bits touted by the mag include:
>> About 10 years ago, [Galifianakis] got hired to write for “Saturday Night Live.” Britney Spears was the musical guest and he pitched a sketch in which Spears was being interviewed by Entertainment Tonight when she suddenly, and without explanation, began bleeding from the mouth. She didn’t find the idea funny. “I remember starring at the ground for, like, 20 seconds, just silent,” Galifiankis says. “45,000 open mics, and I’m trying to impress this 18-year old pop star.” He lasted two weeks at the job.
>> At [a] White House Correspondents’ Dinner after party, Galifianakis wandered down to the pool and bumped into [“Glee’s”] Jane Lynch and her wife and “Modern Family’s” Jesse Tyler Ferguson and his boyfriend. “Nice to meet you!” he said to the group. “I didn’t realize it was Gay Night by the swimming pool.” At the time, he saw nothing wrong with the exchange. “I walked away like, ‘Another good one!'” he says. “But my girlfriend said, ‘I gotta tell you, Zach — that did not go over well. You have to watch people’s reactions!'”
The man who once dissed January Jones to her face has done the same to major corporations:
>> Galifianakis says he turned down $700,000 to be a Time Warner spokesperson, and after the success of The Hangover Nike contacted him. “We had a conference call,” he says. “The first thing I said was, ‘So, do you guys still have seven-year-olds making your stuff?'” He didn’t get the job.