Will Ferrell talks 'Campaign,' his lazy high-school political career (Video)
Will Ferrell may star as Cam Brady in the upcoming comedy "The Campaign," but the actor confessed to OnTheRedCarpet.com that he already had some experience in the political field from his youth.
"I ran in my senior year in high school for senior class council, gave an arousing speech, easily won my council seat, and then I don't think I showed up for any of the council meetings," Ferrell told OnTheRedCarpet.com at the Los Angeles premiere. "I did it for the resume - the college resume. I was very much like Cam Brady who gives great stunt speeches and then when it comes times to governing, is a no show."
The 45-year-old actor, known for films such as "Old School" and "Anchorman," is set to star in the upcoming film alongside comedian Zach Galifianakis. In the film, two CEOs seize an opportunity to oust long-term congressman Brady by putting up an opposing candidate. Their man: naive Marty Huggins, played by Galifianakis, who is the director of the local Tourism Center.
Ferrell went on to explain how the movie is a good combination of improvisation and scripted comedy.
"You know, when you're working with someone like Zach Galifianakis and Jay Roach who encourages improvisation, and you know obviously everyday was filled with a lot of stuff that was made up, it's always funny to see what makes it and what doesn't," Ferrell said. "It's the usual combination of some things were written, and some things we just came up with."
Ferrell recently appeared on "Conan" to promote the film, and expressed his deep "sadness" over the Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson cheating scandal.
"I don't know if you follow the news at all, but there's this actress, Kristen Stewart, she goes by K-Stew," Ferrell explained. "And she had a boyfriend, Robert Patterson, he goes by R-Pass, and she cheated on him. And they're broken up, they're not going to get back together - ever!"
The actor also announced in a March episode of "Conan" that there will be a sequel to the 2004 cult comedy film "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy," which depicts the zany life of a narcissistic, sexist, dimwitted and hilariously offensive San Diego news anchor.
Ferrell is known for his films such as "Stranger tham Fiction," "Talladega Nights," "The Other Guys" and "Step Brothers."
Watch a trailer for "The Campaign," which hit theaters on August 10, below.
Reporting by George Pennacchio of KABC Television, parent company of the entertainment show "On The Red Carpet" (check for local TV listings).