Is Will Ferrell trying to salvage his net worth with new projects?
Well, here’s a blast from the past, folks. When was the last time you read a story about Will Ferrell? It has been a while, but that doesn’t mean Ferrell has become irrelevant. The funnyman has been a favorite of many for years, and the lack of decent comedy movies over the past decade has fans drawing from the same Ferrell well when they want to have a laugh at home.
However, the lack of Ferrell in the mainstream flow of comedy has people wondering where their favorite comedic actor is hiding. When will audiences get the next Step Brothers of the early 2020s? Perhaps a Ferrell renaissance is on its way, because this week fans caught wind Will Ferrell will pump up his net worth with a starring role in a new series. So what’s the story? Here’s what we’ve found.
The Hollywood Reporter dropped a story on Thursday letting audiences know they will soon see the Anchorman himself back on screen. It seems like ages since Will Ferrell came to make us slap our knees in some viral new content. Furthermore, we aren’t the only ones who feel this way.
Reports say Ferrell seemed a little unconfident before his interview, telling reporters he was “rusty” even before the interviewer’s recorder began running. However, Ferrell revealed his celebrity hasn’t wavered, even in his time out of the spotlight.
Ferrell is quoted saying, “We feel like we’re constantly letting people down . . . People come up to me all the time, like, ‘Oh my gosh, it’s you! Do something funny!’ and I don’t know what I’m supposed to say”. However, Ferrell goes on to harp on the importance of pure comedy during these (don’t say it) strange & uncertain times.
Arrow shooting through my head
Ferrell points out in his interview how many in the comic world are putting out content with a message behind it, directly or indirectly relating the work to the struggles coming from the current social & political climate.
Against the current backdrop, work like Bo Burnham’s Inside comes to mind. Ferrell compares the trend to comedy following the tense decade of the 60s.
Ferrell is quoted saying, “There’s just so much going on in the world, and sometimes it’s nice to turn your brain off . . . Coming out of the ’60s, which were so contentious, Steve [Martin] was like, ‘Everyone’s doing message comedy, and I just want to walk out with an arrow shooting through my head,’ and that’s kind of how I feel right now”.
Will Ferrell might have plenty to say about the type of comedy he’s interested in these days, but comedy isn’t the only aspect of Ferrell’s work life. Furthermore, his comedy isn’t the only source of income pumping up his net worth.
Actor & producer
Reports say Will Ferrell moonlights as a big time producer. His credits range from HBO’s Hustlers to Comedy Central’s Drunk History.
We had a feeling Will Ferrell was busy, even without seeing him on our big or small screens on a large scale over the past few years. With Will Ferrell’s lengthy filmography for both acting & producing, fans wonder what the funnyman’s net worth is, and if his absence from major roles has anything to do with his financial situation. So what is Will Ferrell’s net worth, anyway?
Celebrity Net Worth lists Will Ferrell’s net worth at $160 million. It appears Will Ferrell definitely doesn’t need to pick up new projects just to pump up his net worth. In fact, between the actor’s massive roles and his lengthy production credits, we’re sure the funnyman is doing just fine.
In any case, Will, we’re excited to see you back on the small screen in your new show The Shrink Next Door. The Apple TV+ series drops on November 12.
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