“The Hangover II” hit theaters two weeks ago and its creators are already eager to plan for a third installment, says one of the film’s most memorable stars, Zach Galifianakis.
“They want to do a ‘Hangover III.’ I’m getting fricking phone calls already,” Galifianakis said in an interview with Rolling Stone, which used him as the July cover boy.
“The Hangover II,” which got mostly negative reviews from critics, raked in $137.4 million through its opening weekend and earned the most of any R-rated film in its first five days in theaters. Though the movie was poorly received by many, Galifianakis said a third “Hangover” is in talks. Galifianakis says the next flick would feature his offbeat, immature character Alan sneaking out of a mental institution with the help of loyal Wolf Pack buddies played by Justin Bartha, Bradley Cooper and Ed Helms.
Galifianakis may grace the glossy pages of Rolling Stone, but he’s not too keen on the fame he’s acquired since the 2009 “Hangover” release.
“I’ll be honest with you: I’m not adjusting to it well,” Galifianakis said. “I don’t mean that as a complaint. Most people wouldn’t be well-adjusted. I just get confused by people asking me questions. For years, nobody asked me a question, ever. So now when someone says, ‘Oh, you’re going to be on the cover of Rolling Stone,’ my first reaction is, ‘Ehhh, I don’t think that’s a good idea. I mean, it’s cool – but does it have to be the cover? What’s Blink-182 doing these days?’”
Galifianakis, who called billionaire Donald Trump the “bully of the world” last month, isn’t a fan of pop sensation Ke$ha either. The North Carolina native claimed to have confronted the “TiK ToK” singer and insulted her music.
“I saw that Ke$ha woman the other day,” Galifianakis said, recalling a story about getting an email from her asking to get drinks. “She was sitting by herself, and I walked up to her and said, ‘Listen, I got your e-mail. Your music is really bad! I don’t know who listens to it, but I imagine it’s, like, six-year-olds – and it’s a bad message.’”