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Will Ferrell Explains Why His Actual Identify Made Him ‘So Embarrassed’

What’s in a reputation? For Will Ferrell, numerous embarrassment. 

Throughout a brand new look on his Anchorman co-star, Christina Applegate, and Jamie Lynn Sigler’s podcast, MeSsy, the famed Hollywood funnyman revealed his authorized title was no laughing matter to him throughout his college days. 

“That is, like, a minor factor by way of — it is probably not even trauma — however I bear in mind feeling so embarrassed as a result of my actual title is John, John William Ferrell, so first day of faculty, it would be John,” the actor recalled. “The instructor can be like ‘John Ferrell?’ and it was so embarrassing to me to must say ‘Right here, however I am going by Will. I do not go by John.'”

Will stated it was “excruciating” to him throughout the first week of faculty because it took time for the instructor to recollect his title change. 

As for why he glided by his center title as an alternative, Will chalked it as much as his mother and father’ desire. 

“My mother and father named [me] John, however they known as me Will,” he stated. “I grew up as Will, however on a rule sheet, my authorized title — John Ferrell.”

To at the present time, the 56-year-old Elf and Anchorman alum remains to be not sure why it was a supply of such embarrassment. “I do not know why that was so embarrassing to me to have to clarify, ‘I am truly Will,'” he stated. 

The Saturday Evening Stay alum added, “Persons are in all probability going to be listening to this going, ‘That’s the lamest factor ever.'”

Happily for the star, he is now extensively recognized by his most well-liked title, and as one in every of Hollywood’s most recognizable comedians. As a dad of three, he now embarrasses his sons as an alternative. 

Will Ferrell poses with spouse Viveca Paulin and their sons on the European premiere of ‘Barbie’ in London in July 2023.Karwai Tang/WireImage

In June, his firstborn son, Magnus, 20, went viral on TikTok after posting a video “ranking issues my dad has finished.” The TikTok development concerned customers sharing wild tales of their fathers and giving their actions a ranking. 

For Magnus, it was how his movie star dad dressed up as a medieval lord “to embarrass me at prom,” he wrote. His ranking? “10000/10.” If there have been any doubters, Magnus included a photograph of Will within the costume.

Throughout a podcast look in 2023, Magnus mentioned having Will as a father, recalling the comic dressing up because the Easter Bunny throughout the coronavirus pandemic and DJing at his frat social gathering throughout mother and father weekend on the College of Southern California. 

“He is somebody who has no disgrace,” he stated of the SNL alum on the Lightweights Podcast With Joe Vulpis. “Seems like social nervousness is, like, afraid of him.”


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