EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Will Ferrell Talks 'Casa de Mi Padre'

Tuesday, 13 March 2012 14:49
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Opening in theaters on March 16th is the new Spanish-language comedy Casa de Mi Padre from director Matt Piedmont (Saturday Night Live), and producers Adam McKay (The Other Guys) and Will Ferrell (Old School). The film stars Ferrell in a completely non-English speaking role along with an excellent cast of Mexican and American actors including Gael Garcia Bernal (Y tu mama tambien), Diego Luna (Milk), Genesis Rodriguez (Man on a Ledge), Efren Ramirez (Napoleon Dynamite), Hector Jimenez (Nacho Libre), and Nick Offerman (21 Jump Street). 

IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently had the pleasure of sitting down with actor and comedian Will Ferrell to talk about his new film Casa de Mi Padre. The hilarious actor discussed the film, his character, the challenges of making a Spanish-language movie, how he learned the complicated language, what new language he wants to master for his next film, ideas for possible sequels, Armando's love for his brother and the affair he has with his brother's wife, what qualities are important in a Will Ferrell character, and the film's Carpenters inspired end-credit musical number. 

To watch our exclusive video interview with Will Ferrell about Casa di Mi Padre, please click on the video player above. 


Armando Alvarez (Ferrell) has lived and worked on his father's ranch in Mexico his entire life. As the ranch encounters financhial difficulties, Armando's younger brother Raul (Luna), shows up with his new fiancee, Sonia (Rodriguez). It seems that Raul's success as an international businessman means teh ranch's troubles are over as he pledges to settle all debts his father has incurred. But when Armando falls for Sonia, and Raul's business dealings turn out to be less than legitimate, all hell breaks loose as they find themselves in a war with Mexico's most feared drug lord, the mighty Onza (Bernal). 

Casa di Mi Padre opens in theaters on March 16th.


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