Will Ferrell on Kanye West’s ‘Anchorman 2’ cameo: ‘It was very surreal’

Ron Burgundy actor jokes that the 'Yeezus' rapper played his music too loud on set

Will Ferrell has said having Kanye West‘s on the set of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues was “surreal”.

Ferrell, who co-wrote and stars in the film about a mismatched gang of television reporters, spoke about having the ‘Yeezus’ rapper on set during the filming of the much-anticipated sequel when he was on The Jonathan Ross Show, which was broadcast last night (December 14).

“It was very surreal to have Kanye – who’s such a big fan of comedy – in our movie hanging out for two days”, he said. “He was playing the new tracks a lot – over and over. Even when you’re trying to film, he’s playing the tracks.”

However, Ferrell admitted that Kanye playing his music loud did get on the filmmakers nerves. “We got a scared 18-year-old intern to ask him to turn them down,” he joked. “He hung out, even after we said, ‘You’re done’. He was like, ‘no, no’ and stayed in the background, hanging out and fighting with people.”

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues opens in cinemas on December 20. The sequel follows Will Ferrell’s ’70s news anchor, Ron Burgundy as he launches a comeback on a 24-hour network in ’80s New York.

Alongside Ferrell, Steve Carell, David Koechner, Paul Rudd and Christina Applegate have all reprised their roles from the first Anchorman film, while James Marsden appears as a rival news anchor and Kristen Wiig has also joined the cast as the wife of Carell’s character, Brick.