Will Ferrell Talks Improvising In Spanish & Clashing Cymbals At Brad & Angelina At Oscars: 'Highlight Of My Career'
Will Ferrell set off a flurry of Twitter buzz suggesting he should be the next Academy Awards host as he and Zach Galifianakis took to the Oscars stage last week clad in all-white formal wear while noisily clanging cymbals in the faces of some of the show’s A-listers.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were among Will’s cymbal victims and the former “Saturday Night Live” star admitted he thoroughly enjoyed jolting the gorgeous couple with his percussion stylings.
“That was a highlight of my career,” Will told Access Hollywood with a laugh, at the “Casa de mi Padre” junket in Los Angeles on Friday, when asked if he felt any remorse over clanging the cymbals at the power pair. “I want to apologize to them – but I think they had fun.”
Will said Brad and Angie brought the cymbal attack on themselves, as they exude an undeniable magnetism.
“Once you get Brad and Angelina in your sight line, you’re just drawn to them – especially if you have a pair of cymbals,” he laughed. “It was just something that had to be done.”
The 44-year-old funnyman is taking his comedy to a new level in his latest film “Casa de mi Padre” – a Spanish-language American comedy starring Gael Garcia Bernal, “Parks and Recreation’s” Nick Offerman and Diego Luna.
“I have the high school equivalent of three years of Spanish, so I worked with a translator for like, a month before we started filming and then driving to and from the set every day we’d work on the scenes filmed that day,“ he told Access of preparing for the foreign language role. “I was constantly in full bore Spanish mode… it was 14 hours a day.”
Adding, “I’m hoping to finally get a career in telenovelas down in Central America. So, this could be my calling card.”
While his latest big screen offering – which Will jokes is an intentionally “bad movie” – incorporates classic low-budget film blunders for parody purposes, it will not showcase the actor’s usual improvisation due to the language barrier.
“It’s extremely difficult to improvise in a foreign language, I found out,” he told Access. “It was all I could do to make sure I had everything memorized and I wanted to make sure my pronunciation was accurate. So, unfortunately I wasn’t able to improvise verbally, at least… I pretty much stuck to the script because I had no choice!”
“Casa de mi Padre” hits theaters on March 16.
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