Will Ferrell transformed into his infamous Ron Burgundy chracter for the cover of the new issue of Rolling Stone magazine.
In this issue, Ferrell shares what it was like to don those Burgundy digs for the second time around. Anchorman 2 hits theaters Dec. 18.
On filming Anchorman 2:
“It really feels like the last one, where we couldn’t believe they’d given us money to do these ridiculous things. This one, it’s all about making everything even more ridiculous.”
On controlling his expectations:
“Anyone in comedy who says they knew something was gonna work is full of s**t. I want to keep making things where, potentially, I do turn off part of the audience. Because the percentage that’s going, ‘I can’t believe this is happening, and I love it’ – that’s what I gravitate toward.”
On taking on the sequel:
“The difference with this one is I’m aware that people are watching us. The first one, no one cared.”
On directing “Anchorman 2”:
“Comedy is built on surprise. So sequels are hard. We didn’t want to repeat ourselves.”