Ferrell enjoyed sports as a child

February 27th, 2008 - 1:24 pm ICT by admin  

London, Feb 27 (IANS) Comic actor Will Ferrell plays a former singer who buys a failed basketball team in his latest movie “Semi-Pro”. Thesun.co.uk reports him saying: “I was pretty active at school. I played baseball, basketball and American football and I played seven years of soccer before it was popular out here. That was actually my main sport. I was the weird kid who played soccer.”

In fact, his love of the beautiful game almost led him in a different career direction.

He added: “I wanted to be a sports broadcaster, and that’s what I studied in college. That was my big plan and then I realised that it took about the same amount of legwork to do that as it did to break into acting and comedy so I thought I’d prefer to do that. I had a very slight attempt at the broadcast thing but I was too lazy to pursue it.”

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