Actor said he didn’t want to promote a sequel that was ‘not good’
との新しいインタビューで ハリウッドレポーター, the 54-year-old 土曜日の夜のライブ alum said he thought the sequel’s plotline was too similar to the first Elf 映画.
Ferrell said: “I would have had to promote the movie from an honest place, which would’ve been, お気に入り, 'ああ いいえ, it’s not good. I just couldn’t turn down that much money.’
「私は思った, ‘Can I actually say those words? I don’t think I can, so I guess I can’t do the movie.’”
When asked about his role as Buddy the Elf in Jon Favreau’s feel-good directorial debut, Ferrell recalled running around New York City in yellow tights, 考え: “Boy, this could be the end.”
しかしながら, the film earned a whopping $220m at the box office, and was received warmly by audiences and critics.
Ferrel has previously also dismissed the possibility of an Elf 続編, saying it was “absolutely not” going to happen.
で 2013 のエピソード ライブで何が起こるかを見る with Andy Cohen, インクルード Talladega Nights 俳優は言った: “It would look slightly pathetic if I tried to squeeze back into the Elf tights.”
James Caan, who plays Ferrell’s biological father in Elf, has claimed that Ferrell and Favreau don’t get along with each other.
During an appearance on the radio show The Fan in Cleveland , Caan said: “We were gonna do [a sequel].
“And I thought, '何てことだ, I finally have a franchise movie. I can make some money, let my kids do what the hell they want to do.’”
しかしながら, friction between Ferrell and Favreau ultimately dashed the actor’s hopes for a successful franchise series.
Ferrell will next be seen in the Apple TV+ series The Shrink Next Door, opposite Paul Rudd. The drama is released on 12 11月.