Harrison Ford says filming ‘Anchorman 2’ with Will Ferrell was ‘bizarre’

Ford will appear as a 'legendary newscaster' in the comedy sequel, due for release this December

Harrison Ford has described his experience working on Anchorman 2 as “bizarre”.

The newsroom sequel – officially titled Anchorman: The Legend Continues – started shooting last month (March) in Atlanta, Georgia. Original cast members Will Ferrell, David Koechner, Paul Rudd and Christina Applegate are all reprising their roles from the first film.

Meanwhile, new additions to the cast include Kristen Wiig, James Marsden, John C Reilly and Ford, who recently shot a cameo appearance as a “legendary newscaster”. Asked whether he enjoyed working with Anchorman 2‘s formidable cast of comedy actors, Ford told Entertainment Tonight: “It was bizarre. They weren’t all in the scene I did. It was just what’s his name and the applesauce girl.”


After receiving prompts from his interviewer, Ford confirmed that he appears in a scene with Ferrell and Applegate. He also admitted his part isn’t vital to the film’s plot, saying: “It’s easy enough to cut out. It’s not critical.” Scroll down and click ‘play’ to watch the full interview with Ford.

Released in 2004, the original Anchorman was a parody of a 70s TV newsroom written by 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.”