Will Ferrell lost his virginity when he was 21 years old and a junior in college

Will Ferrell has a new movie coming out, a “telenovela spoof” called Casa de mi Padre. Did you know it’s all in Spanish with English subtitles? Is that weird/racist? Or is it simply a universal truth that Will Ferrell is funny when he speaks Spanish? I can’t decide. Oh… I just looked it up. Diego Luna is in it!!! OMG. AND Gael Garcia Bernal!!! OMG. It’s going to awesome, right?

Well, at least Gael and Diego look like they’re having fun. It’s nice to see them in another movie together, isn’t it? Anyway, Will has a new interview with Rolling Stone, which you can read in its entirety here. Here are some highlights:

On Casa de mi Padre: “I can’t tell you where I first thought of Casa de mi Padre and I can’t tell you when, but a light bulb went off that said putting me in a Spanish-speaking movie with the cast being entirely Latino, and myself playing a kind of Latino actor, and the joke not being that I’m speaking poor Spanish, that it would be hilarious. I guess I did it specifically to raise the question ‘Why did you do this?’ It’s one of the craziest things I’ve done.”

Ass-shots: “I did full ass in Old School, but this is its longest appearance.” Makeup? “Yes, someone had the either wonderful or horrible task of putting makeup on my ass.” He shrugs. He goes on, “This kind of thing is not a big deal to me. In college, they had this thing where you’d run naked on fraternity row, and if anyone challenged me, I’d be happy to do it.”

He’s normal in real life: “Meeting fans, I’ll be like, ‘Oh, hey, how are you?’ And, literally, they’re like, ‘What are you going to do? Do something! Are you sure that’s him? He’s not doing anything!’ Yes, I fear they’re horribly underwhelmed.”

Tina Fey on Will Ferrell: “There’s something about Will that is so completely American. A tall, white version of America that you used to see in Seventies movies and TV. He’s like one of the Bad News Bears grown up. He’s like a superfunny Jon from CHiPs. He’s the Trapper John of comedy. If I describe it any more, I’ll fall in love with him.”

The one time he shoplifted: Even when he shoplifted, he got away with it. Always the first one up in the morning, he passed the time playing Monopoly against himself and was always ticked off at how few $500s there were, so one day, at the local drugstore, he pocketed a spare pack of the bills. But that was it. “I never stole anything before,” he says solemnly, “and I never stole anything since.”

Early comedian: “I learned in first grade how to open a door and have it hit the bottom of your foot and then snap your head back like it hit you in the face, and I started doing that, making the other kids laugh, and it became a new way to make friends. It was also an easy way to talk to girls, to go up and be funny. I was never really bullied much, either. I was big for my age and fairly athletic.”

Deciding to become a comedian: “One day, I said to my father, ‘I’m thinking of giving the comedy thing a try, what’s your advice?’ He goes, ‘If it wasn’t based on luck, I wouldn’t worry about it, because you have talent. Just know that there’s a lot of luck involved and if you eventually decide to do something else, don’t treat it as a failure. Just know it’s one-in-a-million.’ Those words took all the pressure off, and I just treated it like a game.”

He lost his virginity at age 21 during his junior year of college: “In my mind’s eye, it seemed like the way it was supposed to happen,” Ferrell says. The Saturday Night Live alum says his mom assumed it happened much earlier with a rather loose classmate. “She said, ‘If you slept with this girl, you’d better slap a condom on that pecker of yours.’”

[Via Rolling Stone & Us Weekly]

He sounds nice. He does sound like a normal guy, only somehow… more so. Like, he’s bigger than average, funnier than average, crazier than average. One of Will’s friends describes him as having a “healthy ego” – I think that’s what’s throwing me off a little. Will isn’t humble-bragging, he’s not trying to convince us of how A) cool/amazing/special or B) pitiful/victimized he was and is. He’s just… confident and normal. He thinks highly of himself, but not to the point of being a d-bag. It’s nice.

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  1. Lis says:

    *shrugs*

    I don’t like him, and he hasn’t made me laugh since Anchorman, but I’m not sure what the big deal is. Does it really merit a headline like that?

  2. bea says:

    Ron Swanson is in it – it’s got to be good!

    I don’t think it’s racist at all – in fact, a Spanish lang Hollywood comedy just might be a stroke of genius. I’ll def watch it.

    • ahoyhoy says:

      Telenovelas are ripe for the picking, as far as parodies are concerned. I have a lot of friends who grew up watching telenovelas, and if the writing is good, this could be a huge hit. WF is so funny when he’s acting ‘dead serious’!

      • xxodettexx says:

        i grew up watching telenovelas! it was a family event and boy where they the cheesiest cheese fests around! to this day, i will randomly watch a telenovela just for the humor of the over-dramatics! really looking forward to this movie (most bc of RON MFing SWANSON) but also bc of the potential comedy gold of spoofing a telenovela! :)

  3. ahoyhoy says:

    He obviously has a great relationship with both his parents…that goes a long way to give self-esteem.

    I love the Tina Fey description.

  4. RuddyZooKeeper says:

    That’s, to me, the very definition of humility: knowing what you’re great at and acknowledging and working on what you’re not. Not pretending to be worse or better at something than you are for the sake of pulling compliments. He’s successful at what he does. He shouldn’t have to pretend he isn’t. We don’t all have to like his work, but he seems to have a handle on his ego and also seems authentic. I like him for that.

  5. ruru says:

    Is it really offensive for Will Ferrell to be speaking Spanish? It’s not like he’s shouting random Mexican dishes and gibberish that’s SOUNDS Spanish, which is actually racist and offensive.

  6. Maya says:

    I’ve always found him funny. ‘Elf’ still makes me giggle: “You sit on a throne of LIES!!” gets me every time.

  7. Call Me Al says:

    Kaiser, you have been of late increasingly stating your observations in the form of a question. It gets a little annoying. You can state your opinion without asking “right?” or “isn’t it?” This makes you appear less confident and takes away from your message.

  8. Mrs. Darcy says:

    I am so not a fan of any of the other SNl “dumb” comedians,esp. Sandler et al., but for some reason Will Ferrell makes me pee myself with laughter in nearly everything he does(especially when he gets nekkid, I wet myself at Old School). Like,I can’t help myself, sometimes I know how stupid it is but my funny bone had no self control with him. Love Tina Fey’s description of him, very apt. I think what he is doing is based in a very real intelligence that must somehow inform it, despite appearances. Him doing the one man show of George W. is pure genius in a very non-dumb way.

  9. Anguishedcorn says:

    Not anymore racist than Bollywood spoofs… cultures have their own style of film/entertainment.

  10. Nanz says:

    Love Will Farrell forever and always.

  11. Samigirl says:

    I will see it, just because I love him. I will be 90 and still watching (and laughing hysterically at) Talledega Nights.

  12. mln76 says:

    I don’t find this offensive in the least. First off as someone who has been known to watch a telenovela on occasion and wish they had subtitles (LOL) he seems to have gotten the tone perfect.
    Second it looks like a great cast of Latino actors that are well respected.
    I still have a feeling I’ll wait until this ends up on Netflix.

  13. ClumsyMe says:

    I LOOOVE novelas!!! Grew up watching them and as someone said above it was very much a family thing. I know they’re cheesy but that’s why I love them so much. I will definitely be watching this movie and no I don’t find it offensive. I’d find it offensive if he were just saying random stupid stuff but he is actually making an effort to speak in Spanish.

  14. Amanda G says:

    Sorry, but he hasn’t been funny since SNL. He took the Sandler formula for movies and made it more ridiculous.

  15. Holly Hobby says:

    I watched his Barbara Walters interview a couple of years ago and he just comes across as normal. He’s not on and crazy like Robin Williams is. He spoke matter of factly and he just sounded and looked like a normal surburban dad who’s an accountant or lawyer.

    Whatever, I’m a fan!

  16. Julie says:

    im not a great fan of celebs sharing their virginity stories. but hey maybe it helps some people, that its not a shame to loose it later than 14.

    • Trek Girl says:

      Exactly.

      I see this as a good thing, because I’m sure there are pre-teens, teenagers, and young men and women in their early or mid-20′s that might be feeling pressure to lose their virginity, or feeling bad that they haven’t yet, and hearing this anecdote from him could help take away that pressure and those bad feelings.

      I also don’t see this as over-sharing because he didn’t go into detail or say anything gross. He’s just talking about a part of his life.

  17. Bookworm_mommy says:

    I love him!!! & his movies! I can’t wait to see it! (I was kinda sad to not see any pics of Gael, he SO makes my teeth sweat…)

  18. Bookworm_mommy says:

    I love him!!! & his movies! I can’t wait to see it! I was kinda sad to not see any pics of Gael, he SO makes my teeth sweat…

  19. impppy says:

    I would like to think of Will Ferrell as the Leslie Neilsen of my generation. :) RIP L.N.

  20. emu says:

    love Will and love Gael! Can’t wait!

  21. Alkan says:

    So what. I’m better looking and more talented than Ferrell, and I’m still a virgin at 29.