Will Ferrell’s Spanish language debut hits screens when his newest movie Casa de mi Padre opens this Friday.
Ferrell spoke with 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Toucher & Rich about his new film, HBO’s hit series Eastbound & Down and potential sequels.
Ferrell’s new movie Casa de mi Padre is almost entirely is Spanish, minus a few words at the end of the film.
“I do this movie entirely in Spanish so I get to showcase my three years of high school Spanish,” said the comedian.
T&R asked Ferrell how this movie came to.
“I have had the idea for the longest time of putting myself in a Spanish language movie and I thought as a comedy premise that’s something we’ve never seen before.”
How does his Spanish compare to the other actors in the flick?
“If you don’t understand Spanish you’ll think I’m decent, but if you’re a native speaker you’ll see that my accent isn’t perfect,” he said. “I worked enough I didn’t want the joke to be that I spoke poorly so I speak okay.”
Ferrell also appears in, and produces, HBO’s comedy series Eastbound & Down starring Danny McBride as Kenny Powers, a pitching trying to make his way back to the Majors through the minor leagues. Was there a certain player or players they modeled McBride’s character after?
“That’s really the brainchild of Danny McBride. I think there might have been a little Mitch Williams in there slightly in terms of hair style. The irony is, for as popular as that is, Danny knows nothing about baseball.”
The guys also discussed Ferrell’s fan favorite Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. Fans have always wanted a sequel, is there one in the works?
“There isn’t as of right now. We kind of gave it our best efforts and for whatever reasons the studio isn’t so excited to make it right now.”
What about a Step Brothers 2?
“That’s the one we’re kind of playing around with. Got together with John C. Reilly and we think we have a funny idea and we might start starting on that one in the fall.”