Sunday 25 February 2018

Ferrell confesses Harrison thrills

Will Ferrell found working with Harrison Ford thrilling
Will Ferrell found working with Harrison Ford thrilling

Will Ferrell has confessed he was terrified working with Harrison Ford on Anchorman 2.

The funnyman returns as newsreader Ron Burgundy in the new film, which sees the Indiana Jones star play lead anchor Mark Tannen, who summons Ron to his office for a good talking to.

Will revealed: "The fact Harrison Ford's inches away from your face is both thrilling and frightening. If I stopped to consciously think what was happening, I probably would've left the room."

But he credited the 71-year-old Star Wars actor for his willingness "to go along with our crazy ways".

"We can't reiterate enough to people, 'Don't worry, you literally don't have to be funny - just say whatever comes naturally and it'll usually land on its feet.' Once you get used to the process, it's really freeing," he added.

It is nearly 10 years since the release of hit comedy Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, but Will revealed he and his Saturday Night Live writing partner Adam McKay have been working on the idea of a sequel for a long time - including a musical version.

Will said: "The studio weren't reticent, but [they were] scratching their heads. I think their comment was, 'Oh, that's not what we expected at all when you said you want to do a sequel..."

He added: "I think we were happy to get rid of that and be a regular comedy."

:: Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues is in cinemas now.

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