How do you keep those gorgeous curls so curly, after having to do Ron Burgundy hair, Zoolander hair and so on? It's not damaged at all! – Melanie Bailey, Buffalo, N.Y.
I wear wigs. Except for Zoolander. Zoolander was my real hair. That is where I learned you don't actually have to bleach your hair till you go bald. The hair person was like, "I'm surprised it hasn't all fallen out by now."
You played music a lot on SNL. Do you secretly wish you were a rock star? – Charlotte French, Portland Ore.
I don't have that thing where rock stars want to be comedians and comedians want to be rock stars. If anything, I would love to be a really lame pop star in a foreign country. What David Hasselhoff is to Germany, I would love to be to, like, Poland. I would love to flood Eastern Europe with insipid pop songs.
How did you propose to your wife (actress Vivica Paulin, 37)? Was it in a funny way or was it all serious? – Iliana Quintana, Payson, Utah
It started serious but ended up comedic. I took her to this beach where we had had one of our first dates. She wanted none of it. She was like, "The beach is creepy at night." I was like, "Shut up, this is supposed to be really romantic." I was trying to think of what I was going to say and it just turned into, "So I, uh, really like you and, uh, anyway. ..." Then I went down to a knee – at least I think I did – and proposed.
Does your wife think you're funny, or does she get annoyed? – Aubrey Robbins, Waterford, Wis.
I am not on at home, but she has said that she would want to kill me if I was one of those people always trying out my new material on her.
More on Will Ferrell
Inappropriate behavior makes me laugh. Yelling at people for no reason in a public place. Yet I don't think that I am such a fan of the Jackass-brand of inappropriate behavior. I prefer clever inappropriate behavior, where you don't necessarily wound yourself.
You picked a unique name for your son, Magnus (age 2). How did you choose it? – Mallory Pope, Huntsville, Ala.
Magnus is (also) my brother-in-law's name. My wife was born in Sweden, and we loved the idea of a Scandinavian name. I've gotten a lot of flack: "What kind of ego do you have to have to name your child ‘the great one'?" That is not it at all.