Steve Carell Proclaims Will Ferrell Is 'Almost Impossible' To Work With
December 12th, 2013 12:07pm EST | By: Joe Bowers
Steve Carell found working with Will Ferrell "almost impossible" because he's so funny.
Carell didn't hesitate to sign up for Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues as he had the "best fun" ever working on the original film, but struggled to keep his composure while filming some of the hilarious scenes.
Speaking to BANG Showbiz at the premiere of the new comedy in London, the former The Office star said: "There's a scene we did in a lighthouse with Ron and it's probably the scene I laughed the hardest at. Will was so especially funny that day, it was almost impossible to get it [the scene] done."
The 51-year-old actor added: "It was the best fun I've had. None of us questioned going back to make this film."
Steve, who has two children, Elizabeth, 12, and John, nine, with his wife Nancy Walls, credited his family for helping him to stay grounded despite his success.
He said: "My children have watched the original but they don't really think of me as an actor, they just see me as Dad."
Actor David Koechner, who plays Champ Kind, said filming the sequel was a "remarkable experience."
He said: "We just enjoy each other's company; I thought the script was amazing when I first read it.
"Every day getting to play with these guys and work, get back together, it was a truly remarkable experience.
"Will's an amazing guy, he's so super funny. These guys always write amazing comedy."
He added: "It's a bit weirder than a lot of stuff but people respond to it."