Will Ferrell wants to play Simon Cowell


Hollywood star Will Ferrell has admitted that his ”dream role” would be playing X factor and American Idol judge Simon Cowell.

Ferrell said that he would “love” to portray the music mogul on the big screen because he can see huge similarities between Simon and his character Ron Burgundy from ‘Anchorman’.

He told The Sun: “I would love to play Simon Cowell in a movie. It would be my dream role. Simon’s become a legend in five years. Nobody in the US knew who he was five years ago and now he is one of the most famous people on TV.

“It wouldn’t be that hard for me to play him because I see a lot of Ron Burgundy in Simon Cowell.”

“Like Simon, Ron was the biggest thing on TV, loved himself and had that whole irresistible middle-aged man thing going on. I could play Simon, but to be honest Simon could play Ron. They are like long-lost twin brothers separated at birth. Simon Cowell and Ron Burgundy are pretty much the same role, apart from Simon being ruder.”

Will added: “It would be pretty fun getting into character as well. I would have to walk along the street and say, ‘Hey, you’re too fat to be a star,’ or go to a concert and shout out to the artist, ‘Never gonna happen.’ I could also probably get whoever is making the movie to pay for me to get Simon teeth done. How great would it be – to have a smile like that? It literally shines when he opens his mouth. I would become irresistible.”

Lisa McGarry

Lisa has been watching reality TV for too long now. She won't do any housework unless 'Big Brother' announces it over the tannoy and everything she does has to be put to a public vote!