Will Ferrell And Octavia Spencer Discussing Buddy The Elf's Return Is Exactly What We Needed
24 November 2022, 10:41
Will Ferrell and Octavia Spencer brought the much-needed festive energy we needed to Capital.
Hollywood A-listers Will Ferrell and Octavia Spencer swung by the Capital Breakfast studios to talk about their new Christmas movie, Spirited, which is a modern-spin on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.
Weeks before their visit big brands began to drop their highly-anticipated Christmas adverts and ASDA had the whole nation feeling nostalgic after their ad starred Will Ferrell himself in 2003 movie Elf.
Roman, Sian, Sonny and Chris soon quizzed the comedy hero on the new advert, which Will confessed he loves just as much as the rest of us.
Watch Will Ferrell talk about the return of Elf right here on Global Player
The supermarket giant merged some of the film’s most iconic scenes with their own staff and products, for what was quickly deemed the best Christmas advert of the year.
After getting over the fact Octavia calls the store ‘A-S-D-A’ Will called it ‘a great campaign’ to be part of.
“Octavia really loves ASDA for real,” he said.
“I do love ASDA but I didn’t know it was called ASDA, I thought it was called A-S-D-A,” she confessed.
Continuing the Christmas spirit, Sian then quizzed the duo on their knowledge of British Christmas traditions, soon realising the US and the UK have very different ideas of what a pig in blanket is.
And, just in time for the World Cup in Qatar, Will was tasked with roasting the England squad, sending fighting talk to Aaron Ramsdale ahead of the match against the US.
We then got a teaser of one of Spirited’s new songs, with Octavia blowing her own co-star away by remembering the lyrics to 'Christmas Morning Feeling' word for word.
"I only remembered the first lyric!" a shocked Will said.
The music for Spirited is from the masterminds behind La La Land and The Greatest Showman, so we already know how magic this movie will be.
You can watch the whole clip right here on Global Player.