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.”
Just in time for the release of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, Ben & Jerry‘s has released a special Ron Burgundy ice cream. The frosty treated is called Scotchy Scotch Scotch, and it’s a butterscotch flavored ice cream.In a official press release, a source named ‘Burgundy’ stated, “Scotchy, Scotch, Scotch is a delicious ice cream and I hope Ben and Jerry consider my other suggestions- Malt liquor marshmallow, well liquor bourbon peanut butter, and cheap white wine sherbet.”
This buttersscotch ice cream is also filled with butterscotch swirls.
Anchorman 2 hits theaters December 20.
A tell-all memoir written by fictional Anchorman character Ron Burgundy is on its way!
The book, titled “LET ME OFF AT THE TOP!: My Classy Life and Other Musings,” by Will Ferrell‘s “Anchorman” will be released on November 19, 2013, just one month before the release of Anchorman: The Legend Continues.
Ron Burgundy is known to all as the lead anchorman of San Diego’s award-winning Action 4 News Team and anchor of the first 24-hour news channel, GNN (Global News Network), but few know the real man behind the news desk. In LET ME OFF AT THE TOP! My Classy Life and Other Musings he will share never-before-told stories of his childhood and the events that led him to choose a career in the news business. He will offer a rare glimpse behind the camera into the real life of a man many consider to be our greatest living news anchor. In his own words, he will share personal anecdotes about the women in his life, about his dog, Baxter, and his legendary news team. Along the way, he’ll also give sage advice on a variety of topics that matter most to him. The long wait is over. Ron Burgundy pulls no punches in this widely anticipated, fully authorized tell-all autobiography.
Ron Burgundy on the book: “I don’t know if it’s the greatest autobiography ever written. I’m too close to the work. I will tell you this much: The first time I sat down and read this thing… I cried like a goddamn baby, and you can take that to the bank.”
“LET ME OFF AT THE TOP!: My Classy Life and Other Musings,” is availble for pre-order now on Amazon.com.