Zach Galifianakis Jokes About His Dramatic Weight Loss at Birdman Premiere—Check It Out!

Actor went to extreme measures to shed the pounds

By Lily Harrison Oct 13, 2014 7:18 PMTags
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Whoa, Zach Galifianakis is looking like a shadow of his former self.

While the Hangover star originally revealed his initial weight loss last year, he appeared to be thinner than ever over the weekend while promoting his upcoming project.

At the New York City premiere of Birdman, E! News caught up with the hilarious actor and asked about stepping into unchartered territory for his role in the highly anticipated flick.

 "The script kind of called for a more kind of tame person, as opposed to the things maybe that I have played in the past," he told us on the red carpet.

"It's a different type of movie…with the tone of the movie, you kind of want to change the tone of your acting. It was challenging because it was new."

Watch: Zach Galifianakis' Live-Like "Birdman" Role

And when asked about his weight loss, Galifianakis joked, "I'm dying," and then claimed that his suit jacket was a "ladies [size] 50."

But all jokes aside, he opened up last year to Conan O'Brien about what prompted him to shed the pounds.

"I stopped drinking and I just kind of put the weight off…I was having a lot of vodka with sausage…delicious but bad for you."

He added, "I was getting into too much trouble with the drinking, so I just kind of stopped."

Truth be told, Galifianakis looks healthy and happy—two things that we can definitely get behind! Bravo!