Will Ferrell was the man of the moment at the Sydney premiere of The Campaign last night. The visiting Hollywood actor walked the red carpet, which had been lined with red, white and blue balloons, at the Entertainment Quarter, and met with fans who had been waiting for him since 9 a.m. In the comedy (out in Australia on Aug. 9), Will plays a congressman running for election opposite Zach Galifianakis, and when asked what he thought real politicians could take away from the movie, Will told us, “Hopefully we’re holding up a mirror to the fact that they’re looking like idiots. [Laughs] And that there’s some real frustration out there — I’m speaking for American politics — that we don’t have a lot of options in terms of . . . they don’t feel like they’re serving the interests of the people. And hopefully they’ll take that away from it.”
Will also made headlines late last week when he weighed in on the Kristen Stewart scandal during an appearance with good friend Conan O’Brien, when he called the actress a “trampire.” Will updated us on how he’s coping with the situation, saying, “It was an emotional week for all of us, but I think I’ve finally recovered. I think I’m finally there. I mean it’s one of those things where probably a month from now, I’ll start crying inexplicably. It will keep bubbling up to the surface. But as long as I keep talking about it — as long as we keep talking about it — it’ll help [laughs].”
Aussie stars who joined Will at the event included on-again couple James Kerley and Laura Dundovic, Kate Peck, Amanda Keller and Maude Garrett.