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Adam McKay recalls terrifying ‘almost accident’ involving Will Ferrell on set of Anchorman

Film maker Adam McKay described a “really creepy” incident in which a stuntman involved Will Ferrell made a mistake during filming Anchorman 2.

McKay recalled the incident in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter when he was asked about his thoughts on death Rust back to the cinematographer Halyna Hutchins dead.

The Step brother The director said tragedy was his “single biggest fear as a producer and director”.

He went on to recall a “really scary” incident that happened during the filming of the 2013 sequel to his hit comedy. Anchorman.

“It was a scene where Ron Burgundy [played by Ferrell] committed suicide by hanging. It was a silly joke,” he said.

“For half a second, the rig wasn’t working properly and there was actually tension on the wire, but then it gave way and Will was fine. Thank God no one was hurt.”

He added that “we were sick of it for two days,” stating, “We said, ‘Okay, let’s stop. Let’s have a meeting. ‘”

McKay also described another moment involving a bear during filming in 2004 Anchorman, which made him never use live animals in his films again.

Will Ferrell and Adam McKay speak on stage at Sony Pictures Entertainment

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“The bear was alluding to a one-second bluff charge,” he said. “Since that time, I have said that I would never put a live animal in a scene with an actor again. So every time I do it, it’s a composite shot because it’s not worth it.”

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A “bluff charge” is when a bear charges but stops before making contact. It is intended to intimidate or intimidate.

McKay’s Upcoming Movie Don’t look up – starring Jennifer Lawrence and Leonardo DiCaprio – will open in theaters on December 10.

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