Plenty of viewers were stunned Sunday night when a thinner, almost unrecognizable Zach Galifianakis appeared on the 2015 SAG Awards red carpet.
The famous Greek-American actor was invited to the awards after his stellar work on “Birdman,” one of the hottest films on the awards circuit this year.
He jokingly re-introduced himself after the huge change in his appearance because many people barely recognized him at the SAG Awards opening. When the ceremony started, he stated “I am Zach Galifianakis, and I am an actor.”
When asked about the secret to his rapid weight loss over the past months, Galifianakis simply answered “I stopped drinking and I just kind of put the weight off.”
Apparently, drinking was not only negatively affecting his weight but it was getting Zach “into too much trouble,” as he himself said. Both his weight and his health have drastically improved after his decision to stop drinking.
After completing “Birdman,” Galifianakis completed two more feature films that are currently in post-production and slated for release in 2015. The films include “Tulip Fever,” in which he stars alongside Judi Dench and Christoph Waltz, and “Masterminds,” a bank heist movie with Kristen Wiig and Owen Wilson.