The artistic side of Will Ferrell. (via reddit)
Will Ferrell has never been shy when it comes to promoting his interests, so it wasn't exactly shocking for him to stop by reddit for an AMA session. What was pleasantly surprising was that he chose to do it on World Cancer Day to help promote Cancer for College, a charity that provides scholorships for cancer survivors.
Will kept things light and interesting while bouncing from one nutty question to the next, and as usual, seemed to have a good time doing it.
When asked to explain how fiber optic cables work.
Very simply, actually. Within each cable there are six hundred million pegapixels and a trace amount of cottage cheese. The cottage cheese acts as a conductor for the information to go through the fiber optic cable. It's also a delicious source of protein.
When asked to name the "best butt in the industry."
Well, according to Top Industry Butts Magazine we all know Bill Gates has held the top spot for 3 years running.
On one thing that most people wouldn't know about him.
That I am "left-handed" ...however, I do all sports right-handed. So when people find that out, they're like, "Hey, whaaat?"
When asked about the rumor that he was kicked out of his fraternity at USC.
This question has come up numerous times and I almost should just lie and say that it's all true. But no, none of that happened. I'm sorry.
On whether or not Derek Zoolander's "Magnum" look was as powerful in real life as it was in the film.
Unfortunately it was a closed set. At that point in time, the look was considered too powerful to be around so only essential crew and safety people were allowed on set. So...I could only imagine what it was like in person.
When asked to give a hint about his next project.
I can give you more than a hint. I can just flat out tell you. I will be starting a movie in March with Kevin Hart in which he helps me get ready to go to prison.
On what it's like having his own Lego mini-figure.
It is fantastic to have my own Lego of President Business/Lord Business. Now my children actually will talk to me. Prior to this moment, they really wanted nothing to do with me. And that's not a joke.
When asked what he hates most about Sweden.
There's a lot to hate about Sweden. Beautiful people, the high cheek bones, the fact that every person speaks better english than we do and the durability and great warranty plans on a brand new Volvo.
When a redditor forming a band asked Will to name it for him.
Thank you so much for this opportunity. I have always had a name for a band in my head that I've never been able to give to anyone. So I will give it to your band. The name of your band is...Jag Kor Bil. The first word is pronounced "ya" (the g is silent), the next word is pronounced "shore" and the final word is pronounced like it's spelled. And it means, "I drive car."
On what was the craziest Hollywood party he's ever been to.
Craziest Hollywood party was probably at the house of Dave Coulier right at the height of the Full House madness. This would've been '92. I was 2 years out of college.
When asked to name his favorite SNL sketch and favorite cast member to work with.
I will say that off the top of my head, the two favorite sketches that I was a part of had to have been the Harry Caray space show with Jeff Goldblum and, of course the cowbell sketch with Christopher Walken. My favorite cast member to work with was Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
On his uncanny resemblence to Red Hot Chili Peppers' drummer Chad Smith.
It has been acknowledged many times that myself and Chad Smith, drummer for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, share a resemblance to each other. A lot of people think that it's me playing for the Red Hot Chili Peppers. But that would be an insult to Chad Smith. The truth of the matter is there is no Will Ferrell. Only Chad Smith.
You can find the full exchange here.