07:03 PM EDT 10/16/2013
Originally posted 01/31/2012 03:30PM
Honda's Ferris Bueller's Day Off-inspired Super Bowl ad was an Internet sensation – but the commercial's star Matthew Broderick didn't initially jump at the chance to reinvent his classic '80s film.
"It took a little, uh, thinking about it," Broderick, 49, told New York's Vulture blog. "It took a little time."
But eventually, the actor said he "ended up thinking it might be amusing."
Part of the decision came from knowing that The Hangover's Todd Phillips – whom Broderick calls "a good director" – was in charge of the two and a half-minute skit, which contains more than 24 references to the original movie.
Originally posted 01/30/2012 09:55AM
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