“Just be­ing back in our out­fits, ev­ery­one felt re­ally sen­ti­men­tal.”

Metro Canada (Ottawa) - - Scene - Will Fer­rell on the crew repris­ing their news­cast­ing roles in An­chor­man 2

have for An­chor­man. We kept hear­ing from peo­ple and had them reach­ing out to us.”

Fer­rell says they even set their sights on Brad Pitt, who he wanted to play Ron Bur­gundy’s pretty boy neme­sis — an­chor Jack Lime — but when Pitt de­clined, Fer­rell and McKay brought in James Marsden.

“We just did an in­for­mal read- through of the script to see how jokes were play­ing and Marsden read that part and we were like ‘ he’s the guy,’” he says.

Fer­rell adds the film­mak­ing felt more like a re­union party.

“Just be­ing back in our out­fits, ev­ery­one felt re­ally sen­ti­men­tal and it was like, ‘ wow, we’re ac­tu­ally go­ing to do this again.’”

“It’s cliché sound­ing but I don’t know if I’ve worked more closely with any cast, the way we get along and how we have this shared sense of let­ting each other be funny all at the same time and there’s no real com­pe­ti­tion.

“That’s rare.”

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