Anchorman Director Explains Kanye West Cameo
The Bound 2 rapper is a "huge fan" of the comedy...
The director of Kanye West’s cameo in the film.
“He’s a huge fan of the first Anchorman,” McKay revealed.
In the sequel, Kanye dons a hairpiece and some questionable threads to represent none other than yours truly: MTV News.
"I think the MTV was the first part of the idea," McKay told MTV News US. "We were just talking about what the news would become. The fact that MTV News became a huge news division, it's kind of strange if you look back at 1979. That's where it came from.”
“When we found out that Kanye was interested in doing it we were like, well that's a natural pairing."
Although the self proclaimed creative genius left the scriptwriting to the professionals, he did pitch a few jokes during filming. McKay said: “He was pretty loose about it.” One of the jokes even made it into the final cut.
While Kanye is one of a host of celebs that fire up the film’s climactic fight scene with their star power, even Will Ferrell couldn’t get Jennifer Lawrence and Meryl Streep on board.
"We wanted them, but they were never going to do it," McKay said. "Nicole Kidman too, for a long time we kept reading that, and we were like 'Who is saying this?'"