Elizabeth “Mimi” Haist gets red carpet treatment
Not that it’s any surprise how great a guy the “Hangover” star is, but Zach Galifianakis, once again, won our hearts when he invited his longtime (and homeless) friend, Elizabeth “Mimi” Haist to accompany him to the premier of “The Hangover Part III”.
Located in Los Angeles, the Fox Laundry volunteer, Elizabeth “Mimi” Haist, has been a close friend of Zach Galifianakis’ for almost 20 years. When Galifianakis learned of Mimi becoming homeless two years ago, he came to her rescue. The bearded actor rented her a one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment in which he covers all costs.
Actress Renee Zellweger has, too, become a fan of the 87-year-old. Mimi says Zellweger is a “very sweet lady.” The well-known “Jerry Maguire” actress furnished Elizabeth Haist’s apartment and also purchases her groceries. During her time at Fox Laundry, Haist survived only off of tips. Before Zach Galifianakis swooped in as Mimi’s knight in shining armor, Elizabeth Haist was sleeping at different friends’ homes from night to night.
Mimi told the Daily News she is “looking forward to it” and likes the “excitement of it.” Elizabeth Haist has attended previous premieres with Zach Galifianakis.
The 43-year-old actor gave Elizabeth Haist the star treatment. The night of “The Hangover Part III” premier, a friend dolled her up and shortly after, Zach Galifianakis arrived at her apartment in a limo. Afterward, the limo dropped her back off at her one-bedroom, one-bathroom Santa Monica home.
Haist first met Galifianakis when he moved to Los Angeles in hopes of furthering his career. He became a regular at Fox Laundry and soon befriended Mimi. Shortly after his big break starring in the first “Hangover” movie, Galifianakis stopped visiting Fox Laundry.
“Maybe he has his own washer and dryer now,” says Elizabeth “Mimi” Haist.
Zach Galifianakis’ wife has met the octogenarian and, too, formed a friendship with Elizabeth Haist.