Will Ferrell Reveals Childhood Insecurities Over Name and Hair

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Will Ferrell recently opened up about his childhood insecurities, revealing that he was “so embarrassed” by his real name, John Ferrell. The beloved actor, comedian, and producer, famous for his work on “Saturday Night Live” and iconic films like “Anchorman” and “Elf,” shared these personal insights during an appearance on Christina Applegate’s podcast “Messy” to celebrate the 20th anniversary of “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.” Ferrell recounted his discomfort when teachers called him “John” and how he had to correct them to use “Will.” He also discussed the challenges he faced with his curly hair, describing how it transformed into an uncontrollable ‘fro by the time he entered junior high, making those early school days quite traumatic for him.

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