Will Ferrell, super pro.
It seems next to inevitable that at every press opportunity with an actor providing a voice for an animated character, some journalist tosses out the familiar softball: what’s it like being able to go to work in sweatpants, pajamas, no makeup, etc. Fortunately, we can count on Will Ferrell, the voice behind the titular supervillain-turned-world-saver in “Megamind” to provide a fresh insight into his process.
“I didn’t show up just in some T-shirt and sweats,” insists the comedian. “I had a three-piece suit on. I did full hair and make-up for every recording session, because I view myself as a professional.”
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“I have a lot of tight leather pants that I keep in a vault,” he says. “I don’t wear them, but I just keep them there. And there is a part of my body that I cannot go into detail on that is blue. That’s just like a genetic defect. That’s what I share with the character.”
And of course Ferrell’s kids must’ve been thrilled when Daddy asked what they thought of him becoming a cartoon character, right?
“My children were not consulted in this decision. Nor are they ever consulted about anything. They will speak when spoken to! It’s a very strict household.”
You were expecting straight answers from Will Ferrell? Seriously?
Okay, here’s one, still on the topic of his kids’ reaction:
“They’ve seen some of the advertisements and some of the trailers and stuff and I think they’re intrigued by the fact that I do the voice of this guy with the blue head. There’s one poster that has the Megamind baby that’s featured. My three-year-old is really fascinated with the Megamind baby.”