James Marsden: 'I Guess I Got Funny All of a Sudden!'
Here is what the 40-year-old Anchorman 2 actor had to share with the mag:
On doing comedies more often lately: “I don’t know what happened. I guess I got funny all of a sudden!”
On his role in Anchorman: “I play Jack, the cocky hotshot news anchor who has a bit of a competition with Ron Burgundy at the network. It was such a blast. Those guys are such masters of improvisation. It’s amazing how unselfish they are. I got the jitters a bit at first, but Will and Adam [McKay, Mr Ferrell's producing partner] are very welcoming of new talent. They encourage you to come up with your own jokes. Huge safety net. The real challenge was just keeping it together and not laughing. The big prize was getting Will to crack. I did it twice!”
On turning 40: “I knew it was coming for so long, it was as if I’d already dealt with it. I’d already grieved!”
Also pictured inside: James doing some shopping at Sports Authority on Tuesday (December 3) in Burbank, Calif.