By ANGELA DAWSON
Front Row Features
HOLLYWOOD—Will Ferrell has three words for Congress: stop screwing around. At least that’s the message he’s taking to Washington on his so-called Whistle-Stop Tour Across America, which kicked off here Tuesday.
Ferrell, who’s famous for depicting George W. Bush as a slow-witted, arrogant president when he was a cast member on “Saturday Night Live,” may or may not be joking. After all, he is promoting a new movie called “The Campaign” in which he plays a fictional North Carolina congressman who gets some unexpected competition while running for reelection. He and co-star Zach Galifianakis, who plays his challenger, a somewhat dimwitted travel operator who suddenly becomes a serious contender in the R-rated comedy, addressed questions from the press and entertained an excited crowd of onlookers at a local outdoor shopping center called The Grove. (The rest of this article is available only to frontrowfeatureswire.com subscribers. For subscription information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.)