Three stars of “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues,” Will Ferrell, Steve Carell and James Marsden, stopped by the “Watch What Happens Live” clubhouse on Tuesday (Dec. 17), where there were a lot of viewer questions for Ferrell about his time on “Saturday Night Live.”
Above, he talks about the time he met then-Governor George W. Bush:
“[Bush] had come to ‘Saturday Night Live’ to a do a pre-election special … they asked if I would come and meet the governor because he was huge fan. I could tell he had no idea I was the guy who played him,” says Ferrell.
He is also asked who his favorite and least favorite “SNL” characters were:
“My favorite character to play, there’s so many to choose from. A canon. Maybe my favorite sketch … is the Cowbell Sketch, the ‘Don’t Fear the Reaper.’ And the one character I was happy to not play anymore — this is going to seem odd, but I was forced to play Ted Turner and I never really had a good Ted Turner impersonation. … It’s not a good story. It’s the truth, though.”
On the possibility of an “Elf 2”: “Absolutely not. I just think it would look slightly pathetic if I tried to squeeze back in the elf tights. Buddy the middle-aged elf.”
During the after-show, Ferrell played the “WWHL” Plead the Fifth game, where he is asked who his least favorite “SNL” guest-host was during his time on the show and he goes, “Ugh, Joan Allen. She was a real turd… I mean, you know about Joan Allen.”
Who would you rather, Tina Fey or Amy Poehler? “I’m gonna plead the Fifth on that one.”
When was the last time you felt shame about something: “Last time I really felt shame was the first day of filming ‘Anchorman 2,’ Harrison Ford worked that day and at the end of the day, he asked me to go to dinner by just saying, ‘Dinner?’ and I said, ‘No, I have some in my trailer.'”
Ferrell also reveals Ron Burgundy’s celebrity crush: “Probably somebody like Angie Dickinson [of ‘Police Woman’] … Remember the actress in ‘Emergency!’ who played Dixie? Probably her. Anyone remember the show ‘Emergency!’?”
For the record, he means Julie London.
“Anchorman 2” opens nationwide Wednesday, Dec. 18.