‘The Campaign’ Interview: Five Things We Learned From Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis
Publicizing a film is a lot like a political campaign, although instead of kissing babies you have to be polite to a yutz from the Boston Herald.
Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis, Dylan McDermott and director Jay Roach were in town to answer our pressing questions about the upcoming satire 'The Campaign.' Even though it was early, Ferrell and Galifianakis were quick with the zings, as well as the occasional insight about the state of our nation's politics.
Ferrell hit the stage to a smattering of applause; Galifianakis, whose 'Between Two Ferns' videos betray his jaundiced view of press conferences, walked out booing himself. It was a nice piece of pre-coffee performance art. Here's what we learned during the next forty minutes:
Will Ferrell Based His Character on John Edwards
Galifianakis Has Been Developing His “Marty Huggins” Persona For Years
'The Campaign' Has Some Serious Politics
In the most conversational, non-preachy manner Ferrell remarked that the current mudslinging process of a political campaign is probably acting as a barrier for some of “the best possible people” to get in the race. “No doubt they look at what they'll need to subject themselves to and think, no thanks, I'll pass.”