Will, Will Ferrell stop at nothing to promote his upcoming film The Land of the Lost!? Apparently not. Apparently, promoting his film wasn’t the only thing on his mind when he agreed to freezing weather and reindeer eyeballs, he’s always been a fan of the show and thought it would be “crazy” to go on it, but the reality of it is much harder to take.
Will recently told us in an interview “Wild kicks man’s ass, and then man gets up courageous at the end.” Apparently he’s courageous talking about it now, but as you can see from the clip below, when things get tough, Ferrell stops laughing and you can see genuine fear in his eyes.
Check out the video and more on what Will Ferrel told us about going on the show below…
Five of the best (or worst depending on your perspective) moments on the show:
What was the experience like?
Will Ferrell: It was crazy. It was fun but it was one of those things that I knew I would be out there going, ‘Why did I do this?’ mixed with at the same time I couldn’t resist. I couldn’t say no to it. We were forty miles north of the Arctic Circle in like northern Sweden, just in the middle of nowhere, making snow shoes out of birch branches and eating reindeer eyeballs and things like that. So it was pretty intense.
How did this coming together?
Will: You know, as far as I know I think my manager, who also represents Sacha Baron Cohen, is friends with the London manager who represents Sacha, who also represents Bear Grylls, and they were having lunch in London one day talking about various things and a guy goes, ‘By the way, Bear Grylls is a huge Will Farrell fan, would he ever want to come on the show?’ And Jimmy, who I work with and happens to be a huge Man vs Wild show [fan?] was like, ‘That is a great idea, let me talk to him,’ so then he pitched it to me, and I was like, ‘Oh my God, this is too crazy to say no to.’ So that’s kind of how the whole thing – and then I think Universal loved it because of the cross-promotional thing and it all added up in a way that it seemed appealing to everyone.
How long were you there for?
Will: It was forty-eight hours, they scaled it back for me because he’s usually out there an entire week, but they made it really safe for me, they made sure that I think I had a few more of the creature comforts that I don’t think he gets.
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