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