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Will Ferrell Denies Kim Jong-un Convinced Him to Turndown 'The Interview 2: Reagan' Movie

By Robert W. Armijo

“Apparently, the North Korean dictator is a fan of The Old Gipper,” explained Will Ferrell’s agent at a press conference, while awaiting the comedian/actor to take the podium.

Will Ferrell called the press conference to dispel the rumor that he dropped the controversial political satire movie because of a threat to the movie star's life by Kim Jong-un. 

Kim Jong-un was roasted himself in a political satire called 'The Interview' and is now overly sensitive to any world leader being the target of any comedy. 

Reportedly, only after receiving a personal note from the North Korean dictator, Will Ferrell changed his mind about playing the conservative commander-in-chief during his second term when he was believed to be first stricken with Alzheimer.

According to Will Ferrell’s agent, the note simply read: “By the time I’m finished with you, Sony will look like a Sunday drive in the park.”

In press releases, Will Ferrell has consistently denied he drooped out of the movie deal because of any threats coming out of North Korea.

“That would be un-American,” said Will Ferrell, as he took the stage. “I’m not dropping out of the movie 'The Interview 2: Reagan' to please the whimsy of a foreign dictator. Nor because I dare not risk offending the political correctness sensibilities of the mental health community.. After all, I am a comedian. It’s my job to offend. I mean, if I didn’t offend a few people along the way, I wouldn’t be doing my job properly.”

A wave of laughter rolled through the room and washed over the reporters.

“After all, it’s my right as an American to express myself without any fear of reprisal,” said Will Ferrell. “It’s in the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.”

No one laughed. 

“Come on, people,” said Will Ferrell. “That’s funny.”

Will Ferrell then paused a moment to take a drink of water from a glass. 

His eyes nervously dotting back-and-fourth scanning the room of reporters as if he were watching a tennis match.

“Seriously now,” said Will Ferrell. “I dropped out because I thought, upon reflection, that it was tasteless….About as tasteless as that glass of water I just drank from.”

Again, a wave of laughter rolled through the room and washed over the reporters.

“That and I fear what the conservatives will do to me personally,” said Will Ferrell beneath his breath and as he began to walk off the stage.

However, after the reporters begged Will Ferrell to elaborate, he reluctantly returned to the podium. 

One reporter asked Will Ferrell if he his statement meant that he was fearful of his life.

 “What?! Are you kidding me?” replied Will Ferrell. “Haven’t you people been watching the news lately?”

Again, a wave of laughter rolled through the room and washed over the reporters. 

“Have you seen those Trump supporters in action?” said Will Ferrell. “Watching a Trump rally is like watching a lucha libre match [Mexican wrestling]. Screw North Korea, man. I’m keeping an eye out for Trump supporters.”

Will Ferrell then paused again to take another drink of water before continuing. 

“And I’m too proud of myself for admitting this,” said Will Ferrell. “But when I see a Trump supporter walking down the street, coming my way. I cross to the other side of the street. Now, I know that’s prejudice of me, but I’m really afraid of those conservatives. I know they’re not all Trump supporters. But I just can’t take that chance, if you know what I mean.”

No word as to who will play the role of Ronald Reagan or if the movie 'The Interview 2: Reagan' will ever be made. 

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