Adam McKay claims Will Ferrell hasn’t returned his emails since Split

  • Ferrell and McKay worked together since their union. “Saturday Night Live”1995
  • McKay stated that Ferrell was mad after he cast John C. Reilly in his place without Ferrell being aware.
  • “I fucked up on how I handled that,”McKay shared his thoughts with Vanity Fair.

When Will Ferrell and Adam McKay AnnouncementThey decided not to continue working together in 2019. It was the latest in a long line of comedy duos that have parted ways.

Since their respective joinings, they have worked together. “Saturday Night Live”The two became the creators of some of the most loved comedy films of all time in 1995, including “Anchorman,” “Talladega Nights,” “The Other Guys,” “Step Brothers.”

The two released a statement at the time of the split that stated that, despite wanting their creative paths to separate, they were still in a good place. They said they will continue to be friends. “always be friends.”

But, in the end, Vanity Fair has a new profileMcKay, McKay, is the director for the anticipated


Film starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence “Don’t Look Up,”Dishes on the breakup

McKay explained that Ferrell called McKay the last time he spoke to him. That was the moment McKay and Ferrell officially parted ways with Gary Sanchez Productions.

“I said, ‘Well, I mean, we’re splitting up the company,'”McKay told Vanity Fair. “And he basically was like, ‘Yeah, we are,’ and basically was like, ‘Have a good life.’ And I’m like, ‘Fuck, Ferrell’s never going to talk to me again.’ So it ended not well.”

McKay explained that then things got worse and he chose John C. Reilly to play Ferrell in his HBO series on 1980s Los Angeles Lakers. Ferrell was initially supposed to play Jerry Buss, the Lakers owner. But McKay decided otherwise. 

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(L-R.) Adam McKay & Will Ferrell started working together when the two of them began on “Saturday Night Live”In 1995, the two were simultaneously.

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“The truth is, the way the show was always going to be done, it’s hyperrealistic,”McKay added. “And Ferrell just doesn’t look like Jerry Buss, and he’s not that vibe of a Jerry Buss. And there were some people involved who were like, ‘We love Ferrell, he’s a genius, but we can’t see him doing it.’ It was a bit of a hard discussion.”

McKay claimed that Ferrell didn’t like McKay’s comments.

“I should have called him and I didn’t,”McKay added. “And Reilly did, of course, because Reilly, he’s a stand-up guy.”

Ferrell was quizzed by a reporter about McKay’s split. Hollywood Reporter Profile in OctoberHe did not go into detail, but said that he didn’t like to work as hard as his former partner.

“Adam was like, ‘I want to do this, and this, and this;’ he wanted growth and a sphere of influence, and I was just like, ‘I don’t know, that sounds like a lot that I have to keep track of,'”Ferrell made the trade. “At the end of the day, we just have different amounts of bandwidth.”

Insider asked Ferrell for comment but he did not respond.

McKay said to Vanity Fair he had emailed Ferrell, trying to sort things out, but has not heard back.

“I fucked up on how I handled that,”McKay added. “It’s the old thing of keep your side of the street clean. I should have just done everything by the book.” 

“In my head, I was like, ‘We’ll let all this blow over. Six months to a year, we’ll sit down, we’ll laugh about it and go, it’s all business junk, who gives a shit? We worked together for 25 years. Are we really going to let this go away?'”He continued.

However, McKay felt Ferrell “took it as a way deeper hurt than I ever imagined.”

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