Will Ferrell and Steve Carell had a blast bringing the laughs when they teamed up for the 2004 hit, “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.”
Now, the former “Saturday Night Live” star says his desire to work with his old pal during Steve’s final season on “The Office” was the driving force behind his decision to join NBC’s hit as temporary replacement boss, Deangelo Vickers.
“The main reason I did [‘The Office’] was just to work with Steve in his last season,” Will told Access Hollywood at the junket for his new film, “Everything Must Go,” in Los Angeles on Friday. “We hadn’t worked together in so long, so it was wonderful to kind of join up with him again, and pretty special to be part of his last couple of weeks on the show.
“I think [the show’s writers] did such a nice job with that last episode, of making it funny, but emotional and poignant,” he continued. “And if Steve doesn’t win an Emmy, it’s a crime. As long as I win an Emmy, that’ll be fine. But if Steve doesn’t, for sure, it’s a crime.”
As Will’s hilarious “Office” stint draws to a close, the 43-year-old actor offered a few ideas as to which star should step into Steve’s shoes as the head of Dunder Mifflin’s Scranton branch.
“I think Will Arnett would be an excellent boss,” Will told Access, before joking, “Right now, I think probably the person who’s not being talked about enough nowadays — who’s in the running — is Donald Trump. He should do it.”
Will struggled to keep a straight face as he went on to discuss the possibility of The Donald becoming America’s next Commander in Chief.
“I think it’s great comedy,” Will laughed, when asked what he thought of potentially seeing the “Celebrity Apprentice” boss on the 2012 ticket. “Oh my God — he’s a goldmine. He is a gold, platinum and silver mine combined into one super-precious stone of comedy!”
And, in news that will have “Step Brothers” fans reaching for their nachos and lemonheads, Will revealed we may soon see more of his and John C. Reilly’s awesome onscreen sibling rivalry.
“We’re talking about potentially a ‘Step Brothers’ sequel… possibly,” Will told Access. “We are talking about that a little bit.”