Two days before the finale of “The Spoils of Babylon,” star Will Ferrell held a Reddit AMA session to bring awareness to a charity drive he’s going to raise money for Cancer For College.
As one could expect, Ferrell shined in his AMA, with dozens of jokes to spare. He was even able to raise over $100,000 for the cause. Below, check out some of Ferrell’s best moments, including a story about the time he was almost Spider-Man, before his “Spoils of Babylon” co-star Tobey Maguire got the role.
Given the fact that Jennifer Lawrence’s voice sounds a lot like yours when slowed down, can you take over the “Hunger Games“ franchise? That, and maybe all her future roles?
I approached the producers of “The Hunger Games” franchise and asked them exactly about this. They said, “That’s a ridiculous proposal for you to think you could take over her role Katniss Everdeen. However, we are thinking about using you to re-voice her for future Hunger Games movies and you will definitely get to star in our ‘Hunger Games’ McDonald’s campaign.”
Did Pearl ever follow through on her threats to evict you?
Yes, she absolutely did. I lived in an abandoned bus for 6 months behind a casino in the City of Commerce. She’s a hateful person.
I heard a rumor that you were kicked out of your fraternity at USC for flooding the basement and making the pledges dress like pirates. Can you elaborate?
This question has come up numerous times and I almost should just lie and say that it’s all true. But no, none of that happened. I’m sorry.
Is there any movie role, outside of comedy, that you wish you could have landed?
Yes. It was down to me or Tobey Maguire for Spider-Man and they harshly told me I was too fat for the suit. That having been said, every time I watch Spider-Man I still think I was the better actor for the role.
My daughter actually would like to ask if you really ate syrup with all those dishes in “Elf“. She sure shares your affinity for syrup.
Thank you so much and tell your daughter: Yes, I actually ate syrup on spaghetti. Multiple takes, multiple times.
My Swedish friends bring up the fact that your wife is Swedish every time we watch one of your movies. What do you hate most about Sweden?
There’s a lot to hate about Sweden. Beautiful people, the high cheek bones, the fact that every person speaks better English than we do and the durability and great warranty plans on a brand new Volvo.
Will Ferrell, what is love?
Love is a complicated thing to figure out. I don’t know if anyone ever will. I know this much: I love lamp.
What type of vitamins do you take?
I take a multivitamin, vitamin C, flaxseed oil (not really a vitamin), fish oils with omega 3 (not really a vitamin) and vitamin B12. Which reminds me, I ran out of vitamin B12. I have to get some more vitamin B12.
What was the craziest Hollywood party you’ve ever been to?
Craziest Hollywood party was probably at the house of Dave Coulier right at the height of the “Full House” madness. This would’ve been ’92. I was 2 years out of college.
I love “SNL”, and was just wondering, what was your favorite skit that you were a part of? Also who was your favorite cast member to work with?
I will say that off the top of my head, the two favorite sketches that I was a part of had to have been the Harry Caray space show with Jeff Goldblum and, of course the cowbell sketch with Christopher Walken.
My favorite cast member to work with was Julia Louis-Dreyfus.