The Old School star studied Spanish intensively for 23 days before filming began and insists he should be rewarded for his efforts.
Ferrell tells Entertainment Weekly magazine, "It was a 23-day Spanish fever dream. I'm so glad I did it. People keep asking me, 'Did it cut down on your ability to improvise?' I'm like, 'Hell, yes!'
"I was just trying to make sure my Spanish (was good). There's no question I should be nominated (for an Oscar) just based on the degree of difficulty."
Ferrell admits that before he signed on for the film, in which he plays an incompetent Mexican rancher, his Spanish was limited to what he learned in high school - and that was not good.
He adds, "I was fired in my senior year by my Spanish teacher."
Similar News ItemsWill Ferrell (I)
- La to Vegas: Dylan McDermott and Dermot Mulroney to Act Together in Fox TV Show (From TVSeriesFinale. 22 September 2017, 9:37 PM, PDT)
- Mark Wahlberg to lead comedy Instant Family (From Flickeringmyth. 22 September 2017, 9:05 AM, PDT)
- Tom Hanks to star in remake of Swedish comedy A Man Called Ove (From The AV Club. 21 September 2017, 11:59 AM, PDT)
Old School (2003)
- ‘Brawl In Cell Block 99’: Vince Vaughn & Don Johnson Praise “Genius” Director Craig S. Zahler (From The Playlist. 22 September 2017, 9:52 AM, PDT)
- A Joker Movie Is on the Way, and Warner Bros. Reportedly Wants to Cast Leonardo DiCaprio (From BuzzSugar. 1 September 2017, 8:50 AM, PDT)
- Warner Bros. Want Leonardo DiCaprio For The Joker Movie (From The Playlist. 1 September 2017, 6:55 AM, PDT)
Casa de mi Padre (2012)
- Will Ferrell To Star In Adaptation Of ‘The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared’ (From The Playlist. 26 August 2017, 4:43 PM, PDT)
- Will Ferrell & Amy Poehler Bet ‘The House’ In New Trailer (From The Playlist. 16 February 2017, 8:41 AM, PST)
- Will Ferrell & Amy Poehler Bet ‘The House’ In New Trailer (From The Playlist. 9 February 2017, 3:51 PM, PST)