Will Ferrell recently spoke about his role in the film Elf and how he thought it was going to ruin his career and the character was too over the top. He was on the Late Late Show with James Corden when he said, “There were moments, the first two weeks of shooting were all the exteriors in New York, so we were still kind of discovering what this movie was going to be and I was running around New York in yellow tights,” he said. “I thought to myself this was either going to be a home run, or people are going to go- whatever happened to you? why did you do that one?”
He also talks about working with James Caan. At the premiere, Caan said to him that during filming, every day he had thought Will was too over the top. But looking back, he could see that it was great.