There many things that Zach Galifianakis dislikes including kids watching The Hangover, Ke$ha‘s music, fans asking for a photo and being on the cover of Rolling Stone — which he told to Rolling Stone.
Zach is the new cover star of Rolling Stone, but he wasn’t thrilled by the idea of it.
“I’ll be honest with you: I’m not adjusting to it well. I don’t mean that as a complaint. Most people wouldn’t be well-adjusted. I just get confused by people asking me questions,” Zach tells the magazine about his fame. “For years, nobody asked me a question, ever. So now when someone says, ‘Oh, you’re going to be on the cover of Rolling Stone,’ my first reaction is, ‘Ehhh, I don’t think that’s a good idea. I mean, it’s cool – but does it have to be the cover? What’s Blink-182 doing these days?’ ”
And he hasn’t been adjusting well to fans asking him for photos either.
“I’m terrible about people wanting to take pictures with me,” he says. “I’m a giant baby about it. They treat you like a cartoon. There’s nothing you can do except make light of it. That’s if I’m in the mood – sometimes I get superbummed.”
And he also dislikes Ke$ha’s music and kids watching his films.
“I saw that Ke$ha woman the other day,” he shares of the singer who emailed him about meeting up. “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.’ ”
Zach also thinks parents allowing their children to watch The Hangover sends a bad message to them. If a little kid tells him they loved The Hangover he’ll tell them they have terrible parents, “And I mean it.”
But Zach’s Hangover and Due Date director, Todd Phillips, has his own theory about the star’s dislikes.
“Honestly,” he tells Rolling Stone, “I think the hating of Hollywood is a little bit of a defense mechanism. There’s a truth to it – Zach has a very severe bullshit detector – but I think some of it has to come from dealing with rejection for so long. Living in a van. Having to go to auditions in Burbank. People not getting it.”