Will Ferrell Reacts To ‘Anchorman’ With Steve Carell Turning 20: ‘That Stunned Me Right There’

Will Ferrell is reflecting on hitting a major milestone with his beloved 2004 comedy movie, “Anchorman.” Speaking with Access Hollywood at the premiere of “Despicable Me 4” on June 9 in New York City, the legendary comedian first joked that his sweatsuit red carpet fit was “planting the seeds” for People Magazine’s ‘Sexiest Man Alive.’ “The campaign begins in June,” he said, before gushing about joining the animated film franchise. “I was so flattered to be asked to be a part of this amazing franchise and, just like you said, to get to play along with Steve [Carell] and Kristen [Wiig], two of my friends, we’ve known each other for a long time to get to kind of play the villain, which is always fun, those things kind of all added up to want me to do it.” The Golden Globe nominee then reacted to “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy,” which also starred “Despicable Me” costar Steve Carell, turning two decades old, telling Access, “That’s crazy – that’s crazy that it’s [been] 20 years. Yeah, that really stunned me right there. I’m speechless,” the 56-year-old began, before continuing, “I think the memory is that every day of shooting that film felt like we were playing with the house’s money. We couldn’t believe we were actually getting to make this movie and it’s nice that it’s stood test of time.” Plus, the “Barbie” actor also explained what inspired him to DJ his son’s frat party last year. “He just – he asked me,” Ferrell said pointing to his son behind him and revealed that his DJ name is “DJ Snapple.” “Despicable Me 4” hits theaters July 3.