Director Adam McKay on Kanye West’s ‘Anchorman 2’ cameo: ‘He was funny’

'Anchorman: The Legend Continues' is due for release on December 20

Anchorman director and co-writer, Adam McKay, has spoken about Kanye West‘s cameo in the upcoming sequel.

The ‘New Slaves’ rapper was spotted on set last month (May), prompting sources to suggest he was filming a scene for Anchorman: The Legend Continues. McKay has now confirmed that West will make a cameo appearance in the movie, adding that he couldn’t have been happier with his performance.

Speaking to MTV News, Adam McKay said: “He was great, and he was funny. He came up with a couple good lines on his own. We did our usual style of do the written line, and then I would throw out alternate lines and we’d improvise. He was completely cool and game.”

Kanye West was so excited to be on the set that he stayed around after he had shot his scene. “He even showed up for an extra quarter of a day where he had no speaking lines,” added McKay. “He was just kind of in the group fight sequence, and he was having so much fun that he came back to do that.”

Anchorman: The Legend Continues is due for release later this year, and will reportedly feature cameo appearances from Drake, 30 Rock actress Tina Fey, Parks And Recreation star Amy Poehler, Nicole Kidman, Vince Vaughn and Harrison Ford, who branded the filming experience “bizarre”.

Released in 2004, the original Anchorman was a parody of a ’70s TV newsroom written by Will Ferrell and director Adam McKay. The pair have also teamed up to write the sequel, which is slated for release on December 20.

Speaking last year, director McKay revealed a few teasers about the sequel’s plot, saying: “I don’t want to give away too much, but I’ll just give a couple of ideas that we’ve kicked around. Keep in mind we’re still writing the story, but I’ll say one phrase for you: custody battle. I’ll give you that. I’ll give you another one: bowling for dollars.”