Will Ferrell is an MTV Movie Awards veteran, and his friend and fast-rising Hollywood newcomer, Danny McBride, learned the ropes last year. Now, the comedic duo are offering their words of advice to this year’s host, Andy Samberg.
“Number one,” Will Ferrell began, “I hope he’s sober.”
“That is going to be his biggest obstacle,” grinned McBride, the “Pineapple Express” star who is nominated for “Best Fight” alongside James Franco and Seth Rogen .
“That’s going to be his biggest challenge — performing sober,” Ferrell explained of his fellow “Saturday Night Live” breakout. “I’m just excited. I’m excited to see what Andy’s going to bring to the table. He’s a sharp, funny guy with beautiful hair. Has there been a host recently who’s had as good of hair as Samberg?”
“I don’t think so,” McBride agreed, perhaps dissing the ‘do’s of Mike Myers, Jimmy Fallon and Lindsay Lohan. “No way.”
“Probably not,” said Ferrell, who stars with McBride in “Land of the Lost,” due June 5. “I think he’s gonna be the new Hugh Jackman of the MTV Movie Awards.”
“Yup,” McBride said of Jackman, whose song-and-dance stylings elevated the Oscars to new highs recently. “That’s safe to say.”
According to Ferrell, every MTV Movie Awards is a spectacular event. And to make sure he remembers them all, he always takes home a souvenir.
“I’ve enjoyed myself by making sure that I take a piece of the show with me,” the “Anchorman” star revealed. “Like a memory. Or, literally, someone’s wallet.”
“A chair?” McBride suggested.
“Yes,” Ferrell replied, considering his options. “A chair, maybe.”
Will the vampires grab more trophies than the slumdog? What was the year’s ultimate onscreen WTF moment? It’s up to you to decide the winners of the 2009 MTV Movie Awards. Vote now, and tune in on Sunday at 9 p.m. ET, when the big show airs live from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California.
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