Zach Galifianakis quit drinking after a wild night in which he stood face-to-face with two giant men who delivered swift justice to the actor for dinging up their car.
The star of The Hangover told the story of how he quit drinking at an appearance on Conan on Wednesday. Galifianakis said that he was crossing the street after a night of some heavy whiskey drinking when he had a lapse in judgement and clocked the hood of a Jaguar.
Unfortunately for Zach, the men inside the car were “two 6-foot-6 guys — 12-by-12.” They were angry enough to exit the car and confront the actor and comedian, spitting in his face.
“I don’t know if you’ve ever been spit in your face, non-sexually…” Galifianakis joked to Conan.
There could be other factors behind Zach Galifianakis’ decision to quit drinking. Last August the actor settled down, marrying girlfriend Quinn Lundberg.
The two wed in a quiet ceremony that included some famous guests, including The Hangover co-stars Bradley Cooper and Ed Helms.
Galifianakis had been quietly dating Lundberg for at least two years before the wedding. The couple remained underneath the radar, getting engaged in June 2012 with little fanfare. While Galifianakis is a boisterous character in his movies, he’s said to live a simpler life away from the big screen, spending much time in his home state of North Carolina.
Zach Galifianakis also quits drinking just as the finale to his movie trilogy about heavy drinking is about to be released. The Hangover 3, the final part of a saga about a group of hard-drinking and forgetful friends, is set for release May 24.
This installation of the series looks to follow the same theme of the first two, with the group of friends getting into drunken hijinks, this time back in Las Vegas. Only a few superficial details appear to set this apart from the first two.
The promotional material for The Hangover 3 promises:
“This time, there’s no wedding. No bachelor party. What could go wrong, right? But when the Wolfpack hits the road, all bets are off.”
As the movie trilogy comes to an end, it seems a fitting time that Zach Galifianakis quits drinking.