Zach Galifianakis' tough comedy

November 8th, 2010

Zach Galifianakis finds it hard being a comedian because people laugh at him in serious situations.

The 'Due Date' actor said he finds it frustrating that people find everything he does funny, even at the most poignant moments of his life.

He told BANG Showbiz: "If you're known as a funny person, even in real life, whether you're an actor or not it's hard to be taken seriously. I was at my sister's wedding and I started crying as I was giving her a toast and everybody was laughing at me crying which is the worst feeling in the world, so I do have this chip on my shoulder about 'goddammit, you'd better start taking this seriously.'"

The stand up comedian turned actor is rising fast in Hollywood however, as Todd Phillips, director of 'Due Date', thinks one of the reasons Robert Downey Jr. agreed to appear in the road movie was because Zach was in it.

Todd said: "I think Robert was a fan of Zach's and he was also a fan of the irreverent attitude we wanted to take the script in.

"The film is less about a road trip though, the appeal of the road trip as a film maker is you get the two characters and put them out there without a safety net, without their friends and family around them and just put them out there flying without a net."

Robert however added that he's not likely to take a road trip with Zach in real life, however.

He said: "The likelihood of Zach and I ever being in a car alone together again, is next to nothing."

'Due Date' opened in UK Cinemas last Friday (05.11.10).