AceShowbiz - Will Ferrell was back as Ron Burgundy to interview Roger Federer at Australian Open. The actor/comedian was invited to the court as a special guest after the first round game of Australian Open where Federer beat Aljaz Bedene.
Ferrell quickly switched into his "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy" character as he showed up at the court and interviewed the Swiss tennis player for a post-match chat. "In the immortal words of Ron Burgundy, it's great to be here with two tennis players: Roger Federer and John Macintosh," Ferrell said, poking fun at the name of tennis legend John McEnroe who was by their side.
True to his character, Ferrell asked silly questions to the athlete. "Roger, tonight you seemed liked a gazelle out there on the court," Ferrell began. "Would you describe your game as a silky gazelle?" Federer replied, "Maybe. Maybe not. A gazelle? Don't they get eaten at the end?" Ferrell remarked, "Not if they're fast enough."
"Quick question, Roger," Ferrell continued, "You're 36 years old, you seem ageless. Are you a witch or a vampire?" Federer only chuckled to the question. McEnroe chimed in, "Which one's better?" Ferrell suggested, "Probably a vampire."
He also tried to confirm "rumor" that the tennis ace loved to eat wombat meat and asked his opinion about the "annoying" crowd chants that repeatedly shouted his name. Doing his best to match the outlandish question, Federer responded, "They remind me of my name. It's good."
Wrapping up the quick chat with Burgundy's signature sign-off, Ferrell said, "You stay classy, Melbourne."
It's suffice to say that Ferrell's surprise appearance provides a brief moment of amusement to the audience as his questions were met with laughs from the crowd. It's also nice to see the funnyman getting back into his famous character which was last seen in 2013's "Anchorman: The Legend Continues".
"Roger, would you describe your game as a silky gazelle?"January 16, 2018