Will Ferrell Still Has Zero Regrets Over Turning Down $29 Million Offer to Make ‘Elf’ Sequel

Will Ferrell Still Has Zero Regrets Over Turning Down $29 Million Offer to Make ‘Elf’ Sequel
Will Ferrell has been open in the past about turning down a $29 million offer to star in a sequel to his 2003 Christmas comedy classic “Elf,” and he remains to this day without regret over his decision. “Elf” arrived at a seminal moment in Ferrell’s film career. The actor already had fan-favorite supporting turns under his belt after “Zoolander” and “Old School,” but it was “Elf” that cemented Ferrell as a leading comedy movie star. Once “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy” arrived the next year, Ferrell’s film career was off to the races. But never has Ferrell returned to “Elf,” and he told The Hollywood Reporter it was a simple decision to give up $29 million.

“I would have had to promote the movie from an honest place, which would’ve been, like, ‘Oh no, it’s not good. I just couldn’t turn down that much money,'” Ferrell said.
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