Will Ferrell and Tina Fey: He Said, She Said

By  November 04, 2010

Separately Will Ferrell and Tina Fey are two of Hollywood’s funniest talents. Put them together, and you have one hilarious and over-the-top duo. Here, we share a few of our favorite quotes from the two Megamind stars…

Ah, personally, have I come across – well, let’s see.  I mean, I’ve always wanted to sail around the world in a handmade boat.  And I built a boat, I had a boat built for me, I mean.  And my second day out to sea, I realized, you know, a) I’m not a sailor; b) I have no knowledge of basic navigation.  I didn’t – I didn’t bother with any sort of supplies.  And in that moment, I was miserable.  I felt like I had everything and it turns out I didn’t.  So that would be my one example to illustrate. – Will Ferrell

I think I would go for Megamind because he’s very smart.  And I really do find the purple undertones of his blue skin very attractive. I really do.  I think he has beautiful, beautiful skin, and he’s smaller than me, and I like that.  I can physically. I could physically dominate him.  – Tina Fey

You know, this was just kind of a decision, you know, based pretty much on wanting to try to do another animated movie and getting a chance to work with Tom and like I said, Dreamworks.  So my children were not consulted in this decision, nor are they ever consulted about anything. – Will Ferrell

I am going to have a fake show on CNN.  No, not – no, it’s – it was like fun to step into this kind of a, you know, this very archetypal Lois Lane type of character, and I really liked that in this story she’s a modern version of that – that she’s active and intelligent and she looks like Sharon Osborne. – Tina Fey

I have recovered.  We were all very tired the next day.  Will could say, you know, when you do SNL, you wake up the next day, you feel like someone, like hit you with a – Piece of luggage.  I think it, you know, it was a very big challenge, and I think it went well.  I think – I don’t know if we’ll ever do it again.  I think it weirdly costs a lot of money to do.  I think – so it’ll be up to NBC as to whether we ever try to do it again.  But it certainly was a very positive experience on my end. – Tina Fey on the live 30 Rock show

And I found the recording sessions very freeing, because you can really try things; you can – you know, if you’re filming something, you don’t want to like – if you’re improvising on film then you’re kind of like wasting film and wasting, you know, a cameraman’s time.  But when this – when you’re recording stuff first, you can try a bunch of stuff and it doesn’t matter how you look while you’re doing it.  There’s a complete absence of vanity during it.  I find it really fun. – Tina Fey

Well, you know, as Tina was mentioning, there is a great amount of kind of freedom, in terms of getting to come up with stuff on the spot, improvising and that sort of thing.  You know, I think what’s, at least from my perspective, what is lost on these projects is how hard it is to kind of articulate any sort of emotional kind of gearshift, just with your voice.  Those were the hardest parts for me.  Playing the comedy is one thing, but I think there’s a real skill for – you know, for any of these actors that can effectively kind of do that consistently.  That was the hardest part for me. – Will Ferrell