Is Will Ferrell Embarking on Telenovela Career?
Will Ferrell takes on the Telenovela style with the all-Spanish-language spoof Casa de Mi Padre, in theaters Friday, and the former SNL star jokes, "This is going to be, generations from now, basically an instructional Spanish language film."
"It was such a labor of love in terms of getting to mess around with kind of the Telenovela style," said Will at Wednesday night's Hollywood premiere. "Another big aspect of the movie is making a purposely 'bad' movie, so we got to play around with continuity and bad edits and things like that. It was all fun."
In Casa de Mi Padre, Will is Armando Alvarez, a Mexican rancher in financial straits who falls for his seemingly wealthy brother Raul's (Diego Luna) new fiancee, Sonia (Genesis Rodriguez). When Raul's business dealings turn out to be less than legit, the Alvarez family finds themselves in a full-out war with Mexico's most feared drug lord, the mighty Onza (Gael Garcia Bernal).
So how is Will's Spanish? Bernal weighs in: "I think he managed okay. He's going to have a big career in Mexican Telenovelas. … I think they're going to cast him soon."