Will Ferrell Talks Onscreen Nudity, Losing His Virginity at Age 21

Celebrity News Mar. 6, 2012 AT 12:40PM
Will Ferrell Talks Onscreen Nudity, Losing His Virginity at Age 21 Credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

When Will Ferrell went streaking in 2003's Old School, it wasn't the first time the funnyman showed his bare butt to get a laugh.

As a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity at the University of Southern California, Ferrell often shed his clothes to impress his brothers. "In college, they had this thing where you'd run naked on fraternity row, and if anyone challenged me, I'd be happy to do it," Ferrell tells the March 15 issue of Rolling Stone.

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Ferrell will once again drop trou in his new movie, Case de mi Padre. "Someone had the either wonderful or horrible task of putting makeup on my ass," the actor, 44, says. "This kind of thing is not a big deal to me."

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Neither was losing his virginity at age 21 during his junior year of college. "In my mind's eye, it seemed like the way it was supposed to happen," Ferrell says. The Saturday Night Live alum says his mom assumed it happened much earlier with a rather loose classmate. "She said, 'If you slept with this girl, you'd better slap a condom on that pecker of yours.'"

Though he's now a happily married father of three, Ferrell is still just as goofy as he was in his youth.

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"I can't tell you where I first thought of Casa de mi Padre and I can't tell you when, but a light bulb went off that said putting me in a Spanish-speaking movie with the cast being entirely Latino, and myself playing a kind of Latino actor, and the joke not being that I'm speaking poor Spanish, that it would be hilarious. I guess I did it specifically to raise the question 'Why did you do this?'" he tells Rolling Stone. "It's one of the craziest things I've done."

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