Why Will Ferrell is subdued, existential and elfish
San Francisco. Balmy day. Clift Hotel. Chic. Hotel doesn’t have its name on the front of the building. Beyond chic. The doorman doesn’t smile.
Interview. Will Ferrell. Twenty minutes. Curious. Excited. Cool guy. Loved his Saturday Night Live sketches. Baby Don’t Hurt Me —hilarious. His Janet Reno—transcendent. Funny in Old School.
The elevators. Dimly lit. Moody. Different colors. One red. One green. Christmas shades. Ironic. Will Ferrell stars in Elf, a Christmas movie. Plays a 30-year-old Elf who grew up with other elves in the North Pole after accidentally crawling into Santa’s bag one Christmas. Funny concept. Funny movie. Funny guy.
The 17th floor. No Ferrell. TV crew preps for an afternoon interview. Lots of garland around. Beginning to look a lot like Christmas.