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Spanish film 'weird' for Ferrell

Will Ferrell has revealed that his upcoming Spanish-language film Casa De Mi Padre is the "craziest" thing he had ever done.

The Anchorman star, who plays passionate Mexican Armando, is the only non-Latino in the cast - which also includes Diego Luna, Gael Garcia Bernal and up-and-coming actress Genesis Rodriguez.

"I know enough Spanish from taking it in high school and in college. I can read a fair amount of words. But between memorising it in a foreign language and then trying to sound good, every day I felt like I'd wrapped an entire movie," he told Empire.

Will said the film, which is out in June, is a homage to Mexican soap operas, telenovelas.

"Every time I'd see one, I'd stop and watch for a little while. They just seemed so odd - they're kind of dated and the acting is over the top. And at some point it occurred to me that it would be funny to put myself in that world, but to play it straight and not just have the joke be that I spoke Spanish poorly," he explained.

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