Will Ferrell Felt 'Bias' as Comedy Star in Drama

Share
Tweet
Pin It
Share
Tweet
Pin It
Will Ferrell is convinced his 2006 movie Stranger Than Fiction would have been a hit if Russell Crowe had tackled his role, insisting there is an "absolute bias" on comedians who attempt to make dramas. The funnyman stunned fans after... 000_009_867_will_farrell

Will Ferrell is convinced his 2006 movie Stranger Than Fiction would have been a hit if Russell Crowe had tackled his role, insisting there is an "absolute bias" on comedians who attempt to make dramas.

The funnyman stunned fans after signing up to play a lonely office worker alongside Maggie Gyllenhaal in the movie, and admits he loved the experience despite the film's lukewarm reception.
But Ferrell is adamant it would have been more popular had a more serious star signed up for the lead role.

He tells the Wall Street Journal, "I did Stranger Than Fiction and it wasn't like the floodgates opened and I got sent a bunch of serious dramatic roles. I don't think I got sent any…
"I liked that movie a lot, and people recognised it as a nice piece of work. That having been said, what disappoints me is that there's still a stigma attached to the fact that a comedic actor did that role.

"If it was a dramatic actor, I think that movie would have been put on more of a pedestal. I say to Marc Forster, had you cast Russell Crowe you might have gotten more credit as a director. There's an absolute bias

MORE CELEB SCOOPS

Show Comments
Join Our Newsletter
Stay fetch. Sign up for The Cray, our daily roundup of all things buzzworthy. From Kylie Jenner's trendsetting style (btw, puberty goals AF) to life-changing tech news (tweeting an emoji to order a pizza #YES), The Cray is all you need to impress the squad.
Privacy Terms