Will Ferrell reflects on playing Bush...and Obama?
“I’m decompressing from the experience,” Will Ferrell says of his recent run playing former President Bush in the one-man Broadway show You’re Welcome America — A Final Night With George W. Bush. “It was probably the most fun thing I’ve ever done, but it was also pretty hard.” Speaking to EW for our upcoming Summer Movie Preview, Ferrell (whose comedy Land of the Lost opens on June 5) says he has yet to hear any reviews from Bush or anyone in his circle of the limited-run show, which concluded March 15 with a highly rated HBO special: “Maybe I will, I don’t know. I thought I’d get a little more flak in general from the Bill O’Reillys of the world, but I hardly heard anything from anyone. Which is a good thing, I guess.” Asked if he would now turn to honing his impression of President Obama, Ferrell laughed. “God, that’s tough. Whoever has to handle that — there’s just no humor right now in anything. I don’t even think it’s a partisan thing. It’s just, what do you do with that guy? He’s trying his ass off!”