Originally posted Friday, October 26, 2018 by RODNEY HOfirstname.lastname@example.org on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog
Actor Will Ferrell came to Atlanta today to stump for Stacey Abrams’ gubernatorial campaign, stopping by both Q100’s Bert Show and V-103’s Frank Ski and Wanda show.
Bert Weiss knew it was coming and surprised his cast, including Kristin Klingshirn, who knows famous lines from many of his biggest films. “I’m about to crap myself!” Klingshirn before she read a scene from “Anchorman” playing Veronica Cornerstone across from his Ron Burgundy.
Afterwards, she uttered, “In my 15 years of radio, this is my favorite moment ever.”
Ferrell told the Bert Show he heard Abrams speak in Los Angeles two months away and was blown away by what a qualified candidate she is, what a real person she is.
“We are here to remind people how important this election is not just for Georgia but the entire nation,” Ferrell told the Bert Show.
Ferrell and his wife Viveca spent Sunday in Plains, Jimmy Carter’s hometown, knocking on doors for Abrams and having coffee with the former president and his wife Rosalynn.
“They are amazing people and so ahead of their time,” Ferrell told the Frank and Wanda show.
He noted that he works in Georgia a lot and has made numerous projects here. “It’s such a film industry friendly place,” he said. “I have a connection to this place. I have grown to love how cosmopolitan Atlanta is.”
On V-103, Ferrell readily showed off his lack of hip-hop knowledge when Wanda asked him about his favorite rapper. He said, “Funky Cold Medina” and then got the wrong artist by adding, “Young MC.”