Some stars like Sean Penn can’t be bothered to do much of anything to promote their movies. Mostly because their pricks. But Hugh Jackman has been promoting “Wolverine” (which is actually really GD good) like a madman, and now Will Ferrell has even topped that by going on a two-day expedition in Sweden with Bear Grylls. The episode of “Man vs. Wild” will air in early June, just before Ferrells “Land of the Lost” opens.
Armed with only the most basic survival equipment, Grylls took Ferrell through the paces of real life survival in the ice-bound mountain and glacier ranges in the far north of Sweden.Typical of the series, Grylls showed the actor what it takes to find food in the forests. They even drink their own urine and bite into reindeer eyeballs. They tandem-abseiled off of a helicopter, rappelled down hundred foot frozen waterfalls, improvised snow shoes from saplings and built a shelter to stay warm overnight in freezing temperatures.
Still sounds like Will got lucky. Bear has done way worse than drinking urine. I realize some of the show is staged but most of it is stuff you can’t fake. Like his rugged masculinity and smoothly muscled torso. Wait, oh crap, did I type that or just think it? Oh jeez, which of these buttons is “delete” and which one is “publish”?