Galifianakis Too Scared to Attend Press Conference
Pulls out of event on Brazilian peak over fear of heights
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted May 30, 2013 9:51 AM CDT
Updated May 30, 2013 10:59 AM CDT
Zach Galifianakis arrives at the LA Premiere of "The Hangover: Part III" at the Westwood Village Theatre on Monday, May 20, 2013 in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

(Newser) – This may be the most interesting reason ever given for why an actor flaked: Zach Galifianakis had to pull out of a recent Brazilian press conference for The Hangover Part III because he's terrified of heights. The press conference took place on a peak in Rio de Janiero, and "the only way to get up [Morro da Urca] was by cable car," an insider tells the New York Post. "Zach was too afraid to ride up." The story is true, a Warner Bros. rep confirms: "Zach is afraid of heights," but he called in instead, "and made a few jokes." (Let's hope those jokes were funnier than the movie.)

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May 31, 2013 1:13 AM CDT
All 3 movies sucked. But to call this the most interesting reason ever? Dumb reporting
May 30, 2013 10:49 PM CDT
Height scenes in movies make my palms go clammy.
May 30, 2013 12:01 PM CDT
O.K., whomever this guy is, he's had his fifteen minutes of fame...let's move on.