Kanye West Wants Will Ferrell to Play Him in a ‘Kanye West’ Movie
West recently told W Magazine (via Daily Mail): “He is one of my personal gods. I would like Will Ferrell to play me in The Kanye West Story. Can you make that happen?” Of course, he’s joking (we think).
West also feels like with his Yeezy fashion, he is a little like Ferrell’s character Buddy in Elf.
“I’m the elf that’s Will Ferrell, that’s too big for his hands to make the toys. But he wants to make the toys. Why? Not just so he could play with them, but he wants to bring joy to the world.”
Kanye continued, “I am a creator and it’s my responsibility. There is no amount of money, like as I tell my managers right now, ‘What is your opinion of success?’ So many people look at success is just like having money. True, not having money can be a sign of a lack of success and also can deter you from being successful at other things that you do, but if you take guys like LVMH and like Kering, they might only have two or three businesses that are actually profitable and they all work together, but they are successful at taking brands that mean something to people.”
He added, “And that’s what I do as Kanye West, 39-year-old Kanye West talking to you right now. Play this sh*t back in 10 years – I build things that mean things to people. I make the Christmas presents; number one requested Christmas present of 2015 Christmas, going into 2016, the f**king Yeezy.”