Will Ferrell: Fatherhood’s like running a prison!

By admin
21 March 2015

Will Ferrell admits that he sometimes compares being a dad to “running a prison”.

The Anchorman actor has three sons with wife Viveca Paulin, Magnus (11) Mattias, eight and five-year-old Axel. While he adores his offspring, having so much testosterone in the house can make things a little manic.

“I can only imagine, but I sometimes equate it to what it must be like running a prison,” he told People Magazine. “What happens with three boys is you end up barking out orders like, ‘Upstairs now!’ ‘Brush teeth!’ ‘Lights out!’ There is so much chaos you can’t really take the time to articulate.”

'There is so much chaos you can’t really take the time to articulate'

The funnyman spoke of his family life at the SXSW premiere of his new film Get Hard in Austin, Texas.

While he’s known for playing fun, lighthearted characters, the star admitted he can get serious with his kids when he needs to.

“Those rare moments where I lose my temper and I really become a dad, I often think, ‘Oh, if anyone was a fly on the wall, they’d be like, “Will Ferrell is not a funny father! He’s way too strict,’” he laughed.

But his times playing bad cop are few and far between, probably because Will just loves to make people smile and laugh too much.

He recently revealed to the British edition of GQ that he has always been committed 100 per cent to comedy.

“There's a perverse pleasure in knowing that 75 - 80 per cent of people will get it, but knowing 20 - 25 per cent will not only think it's not funny, but will be like, 'That's dumb. Why would we do that? I don't get it. We hate that guy!'" he explained.

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