Woah...we just learned that a sequel to the 2003 Christmas movie Elf was written, but when the script was shown to Will Ferrell, he ended up turning down the offer to join the film (and the $29 million that came with it).
And while you might think that Ferrell was a cotton-headed ninny muggins for turning that down, it seems the actor had a good reason for doing it. In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the SNL alum revealed why he couldn't take the role.
He told the publication, “I would have had to promote the movie from an honest place, which would’ve been, like, ‘Oh, no. It’s not good. I just couldn’t turn down that much money.’” But the actor wasn't willing to do that, explaining, “I thought, ‘Can I actually say those words? I don’t think I can, so I guess I can’t do the movie.’”