When Will Ferrell gave us Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy back in 2004 little did he know that the film would end up becoming one of the genre’s finest efforts, setting an impossibly high bar and delivering endlessly quotable material that would become ingrained into pop culture.
“We had no idea that certain lines would be quoted the way they are and that the film would just take on this life after it left theatres, but thank god it did,” Ferrell said.
Now, nearly ten years later, the gang has returned for Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, which sees Ron and his team reunited in the 80s to head up a 24 hour news channel. It won’t be easy though as they face tough competition from a popular prime time anchor named Jack Lime (James Marsden).
Last weekend, Paramount rolled out the red carpet for the film’s NYC premiere and we were lucky enough to be in attendance. We were also lucky enough to speak with almost the entire main cast, as Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, David Koechner, Christina Applegate and even the man behind the camera, Adam McKay, all made some time to talk with us about the highly anticipated sequel.
Check out our coverage of the premiere in the video below and be sure to catch Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues when it hits theatres on December 18th!