Amy Poehler has spoken about being cut from the original Anchorman film.
Poehler, now known for playing incredibly committed local councilwoman Leslie Knope in Parks And Recreation, landed a role in 2004’s Anchorman: The Legend Of Burgundy but saw her scenes sliced from the final edit.
“You know, I got cut out of the first Anchorman. I was a young gal, hadn’t even got my teeth fixed, and I played a bank teller that Maya Rudolph and her gang robbed. I got into a fight,” Poehler recalled in an interview with Vulture. “Even back then, I was like, ‘This movie is so long, I’m never going to make it in this’.”
Poehler has now shot a guest spot for this year’s sequel, Anchorman: The Legend Continues, but the actress admitted: “I still feel that way. We’ll see if I actually make the cut.”
The second Anchorman film opens in UK cinemas on December 20. Watch a trailer below. In the meantime, the new season of Parks And Recreation will kick off on US network NBC this Thursday (September 26) with a special hour-long episode set in London featuring guest appearances from Heidi Klum and Happy Days legend Henry Winkler.