In a recent interview with Hollywood ReporterThe 54-year-old comedian has spoken out about his career, including the real reason why his holiday classic has never seen the light of day.
“The film should be promoted from a fair place, which would be like, ‘Oh no, it’s not good. I just couldn’t turn down that much money,'” Ferrell says.
“And I thought, ‘Can I actually say those words? I don’t think I can, so I don’t think I can make a movie.'”
In 2013, in a performance on the Bravo show “Watch What Happens Live,” Ferrell jokingly reiterated his recent feelings that he didn’t want to have anything to do with the accompanying film “Elf”.
“It would look a little pathetic if I tried to squeeze back into Elf’s socks.”
“Elf,” released in 2003, follows Ferrell as Buddy the Elf. His character leaves the North Pole in New York City in search of his biological father. Now a Christmas classic, it was a blockbuster hit and brought in $ 220 million.
The sequels are no problem for the former “Saturday Night” Live star. They just have to be good.
Despite moving away from the Elf sequel, he says the sequel “Anchorman,” which he co-wrote with frequent collaborator Adam McKay, was “a sequel worth having.”