Will Ferrell Talks "Anchorman 2" in Rolling Stone

Posted Monday December 9, 2013 9:50 AM GMT

With his highly anticipated comedy "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" slated to hit theaters Decemer 18th, Will Ferrell pitched in on promotions by fronting the latest issue of Rolling Stone magazine.

Joined by cast mate Paul Rudd and director Adam McKay, the 46-year-old actor shared details about the sequel and revealed his top priority in acting.

Highlights from Ferrell, Rudd and McKay are as follows. For more, be sure to pay a visit to Rolling Stone!

Will
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."

Paul
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."

Adam
On directing "Anchorman 2":
"Comedy is built on surprise. So sequels are hard. We didn't want to repeat ourselves."

Photo Credit: Mark Seliger for Rolling Stone