Funnyman Will Ferrell on Chronicle Live
Will Ferrell joins Jim Kozimor Tuesday to discuss his upcoming movie, his hidden talents, his sports teams and oh so much more.
Chronicle conversation begins right now it Will Ferrell actor. -- -- -- bug the hell of a cook. Wow yeah. Cook shafts because of the security I cook at home from my kids you're -- Nomar Kirk really your job to come as well. Whatever number -- -- some -- hopefully I can had to chop things up for use. To that Kirk I think that sounds like it that's a good start. What do they call this the start of the film marvelous work in LA Luka are well let's talk the -- -- because he's got a film coming out. Cassidy any Padre I always wonder why we don't have more I don't know Mexican tell -- coming to the big screen will tell us what. We know there's been a huge. Yearning for that for. Decades now and I'm finally giving the people what they want Armando Alvarez tell us how you came up with this idea and it was a group of guys that some of your friends that you came up with this idea. Well actually initial idea I kind of came up with it always kind of you know. -- tell -- on late night TV and wondered. Without. It really over act after act and I thought to myself. Can you wanna correct is that if it. Yeah there there is and then I thought all the before who replaced myself in the world of of a Spanish language comedy really and thought there would be unique opportunity and I feel like -- And we really haven't seen them before and that's kind of how it all got started as your -- that was the germ -- got a full yes odd. How well did you know Spanish going it is because you speak Spanish throughout the entire felt sure titles in the film when we got -- Cassie Denny project was that loosely translated out of my father okay. That cost that didn't bother me any putt it OK I have to make -- I'm learning -- so this is it gonna really more of an educational film. I originally -- I don't really legitimate people out there will be showing this and schools hopefuls all over the United States that's my goal. On the as far as the idea it -- give people the story line for costs of any positive. Well it's kind of one of weird year typical kind of soap opera stories and it's I'm I'm the this a ranch hand some of a famous rancher. And Diego -- plays my brother. Of course sharp right I could see the result and he is used returning. Two or two or ranch that has seen better days he's come coming back from the north as an international businessman. To us. -- to save us and that it turns out. He's a drug dealer what yes I don't wanna spoiler so thing. And anyway there is. A lot of a lot of passion. As you'll. I love and drew gets. Other drugs drugs a lot of intrigue and mystery. -- like everything you everything you hope for a film I want this story because there is no sense of stereotyping at all with a Mexican I don't know no no the celery and don't material. This is -- we are being true to life to the film developed all -- only got that Ottawa can we move on and I will tell you more people told me what questions they want me to ask you -- we have got a lot of this of the fascinating project out march 16 and march -- yet. -- -- all right among those on the list on this would be sports movies. And is there one particular that. You say is your favorite that all the sports always you've done is there one that you senior -- you know what really was the one -- Gosh. Well. The semi pro was this was a lot of fun because I actually got to play better basketball trainers get four -- -- could show off. My. My underhand free through trial. Made famous by. Rick very very here in. Golden State yes Golden State and San Francisco it's -- -- -- going right on point right don't Wilt Chamberlain is the underhand style when he scored a hundred point -- I didn't realize he's had an accident. Now why. I will why why don't current NBA players use the underhand style because I don't think it's mentally and we want alpha males in our sports don't -- -- Or beta either one that's that's good you've said you won't do another sports movie but is there one. That would lead you to come out and do another sports police say a bad. Say a luge -- I'm -- Missouri cock fat that which is I think the title of a country western -- -- for a hearing for shuttle -- I -- up up up. I. Let's see you know what's -- done a great highlight film. Don't think that's the big trade I don't know tons of pilot felt exactly great -- great ones not a lot of really well like wow they really captured the essence of -- that. This still what you have coming out march 16. Custody any pot that I. Is it going to Begin a series of foreign language film is now just the same -- -- -- sport -- could it could. It could very well beginner a new trend. You know obviously Bollywood has made films for. Decades yes you can that would be great it would go down there to go their. There's a big market and China as far as I understand I hear that lot of charities of what a French depression felt very depressed and threats. That's that's been done -- and yeah it's been done. Spaghetti western. -- everybody's Italian that's kind of what this is a little bit all of this is this is a bit of a -- develop meets a -- kind of a Mexican spaghetti western. All right so we're not gonna do you come here -- there yep. All right Steve you've moved -- and yeah -- stay on the sports -- eastbound and down. Yeah Kenny powers is that you're real life. Knowing that's Danny McBride real noise there yeah that -- way to -- the dialed down a little. No that would be their pro would be my life as a as a relief pitcher if I had. If I'd chosen to two to go that way. -- -- -- -- to not be an actor sushi out I was either gonna be an actor or a professional baseball player he was that close you're. Track while that's a tough decision. The -- dug in against me that's their choice is going to be baseball decided to go entertainment. Eleven and one that shares at dodger farther down seeing what we're about learning here are we. Chuck Connors the rifleman. Was two sport star was two sports are hot you know you're stuck there because they're USC guy and they're Smart. Right they know they are they're smarter smarter are now yes they weren't Smart when I was at school where you know one of those who is trying to bring down the -- Selig -- program because you are -- -- Polo with his latest article yet this is now yes to that story. I didn't leak it I didn't -- it -- name but yes. I'm so that is good up. It's messing up the way you do it as he's coming back and foot but and there -- I mean coming back in football Matt Barkley is coming back yeah so pretty excited is this going to be there it's it's you -- bomb. It's it's so I think college football is so close now and the pac twelve yes on the pac ten and and Danica -- I'd like to say that it. We're gonna make a BCS game this year. I think you shut I think we should I think that the pressure's on what you got to -- -- on and it's done now it's under seventy returning starters are believed someone that you thought your team. You follow the NFL. I I do you've heard this bounty systems -- -- -- in the NFL. Is it the same in Hollywood there's a bounty of Downey I I put a lot of -- out another comedians do. And I've it's funny I've paid except I paid in advance which is dumb president's. Through that is the lesson that don't pay in advance and all right you did only for car -- it safer when there's a thing. Yes the brownies and -- they've been every team -- an eternal life and it don't we kind of want it we kind of want guys hit each other we know what they wanna do a little extra on the side. So. Is it that biggest surprise no it's not a surprise but then again the league did find out about it and they said hey guys we found out stop doing it okay and and still do that and I guess that's our problem listen to that -- -- you know it's it's -- underreported. Actually it's an underreported part of the story for it but it's a big part of the story bomb anything you wanted to ask because this is I'm loving it. -- let's see what people need to know about will Farrell. I. It's. I'm 63. You are all bought tolerant person -- -- think -- And down what else I'm good to sports sports wise. I've been invited to play me -- a soccer match in in Manchester. Really in demand. This England vs the world UNICEF. Charity match a while -- on to play it the Old Trafford stadium. Give us whether you actually go and train in. And I'll play. Well replying you're gonna think that it right you've been asked in the year -- -- that -- amen to that and that's the site now that's a big deal. And I think the locals stage -- -- I've got to bounty out on a lot of those guys like I you know what I think that's the only way to do it. Go -- go out go go brownie or go home. Right. Could be in that could be moving I like it at the thought you weren't acting what would you do seriously what was wanna do that's another question from the literally wanted to know. I would. A pro would have done something. You know I -- -- went to SC I had a degree in sports journalism. And Troy would have. A pro would have been doing your job yeah. Wow I but I like I had I wouldn't have been doing as well as you are well I don't know about that but I'm glad you get your -- your execution that night and -- got miles feet. Will Farrell good -- with a will be -- they came out today. March 16 that comes out gets there was any Spanish other than don't support as they understand this where's are the easiest to swears -- they are the easiest. Deliberate leak who that doesn't even bother me -- some weed the good deal that sounds sexy. That's all I know I -- just ordered an -- I don't know we'll throw thanks for joining us here chronicle live right you're very very side much.