Will Ferrell says he'd love to spend lockdown drinking whiskey at Jameson Distillery in Cork
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Will Ferrell says he'd love to spend lockdown drinking whiskey at Jameson Distillery in Cork

ACTOR WILL FERRELL has admitted that he'd love to have been spending lockdown right here in Ireland.

The 52-year-old revealed that of all the places he'd choose to hunker down for a few months, it would be Cork - and with good reason.

Speaking on Today FM, the Step Brothers star was asked about Matt Damon's famous stay in Co. Dublin during the first few weeks of lockdown, after he was spotted around the Dalkey area between March and May, and seen shopping at SuperValu (where else?).

When asked where he'd spend lockdown if he were stuck in Ireland for a period, Ferrell said: "Probably at the Jameson Distillery in Cork, in Midelton.

"I'd just have a little room up there in the office."

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Ferrell was promoting his latest film, Eurovision Song Contest: A Story of Fire Saga, about a couple of Icelandic singers who are given the chance to represent their country on the grandest stage.

Asked whether he had a difficult time explaining the Eurovision Song Contest to producers, the star revealed it was surprisingly easy to explain the spectacle.

"We were just lucky enough to walk into Netflix and sort of explain what it was.

"And they, to their credit, kind of got the whole spectacle of it, and we didn’t go anywhere else in Hollywood.

"There's a lot of humour to be had when you watch the show, there’s a lot of kitsch at times.

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"But we just thought, at the centre of it, it needs to have, kind of an emotional base.

"We just thought if we can get people to follow these two characters on this journey in pursuit of their dreams against all odds, we can kind of achieve both that would be great."

Graham Norton, Demi Lovato and Pierce Brosnan also star in the flick set to release this weekend on Netflix.