Wed, 04 August 2010 03:33:48 ET
The Sheila Gamble in 'The Other Guys' admits she became a compete tomboy to help her deal with the 'gimmicks' and pranks Will pulled on set, explaining her male co-star is a verbal joker.
had to be "more than a boy" to bond with Will Ferrell
. The actress, who plays Sheila Gamble in "The Other Guys
", the spouse of Will's police detective character Allen Gamble, admits she became a compete tomboy to help her deal with the "gimmicks" and pranks her co-star pulled on the set.
"Will is not a practical joker. He's a verbal joker," she said. "He'll do little gimmicks, him and director Adam McKay, it was that kind of set. I learned early on that you've got to just be more than a boy to hang with the boys."
Eva was thrilled when she landed the role as Will's leading lady and because his comedy "Anchorman
" is one of her favorite films, she regularly quoted lines back to him on set. She explained, "It was pretty great. He's kind of like my dream co-star, not kind of like, he is."
" 'Anchorman' is my favorite movie of all time and Ron Burgundy is one of my favorite characters of all time. It's my 'Gone With the Wind'. All I did was quote 'Anchorman' on a daily basis. So it was a dream come true in a sense."
In the movie, Eva was also impressed by actor by Mark Wahlberg
, who plays Detective Terry Hoitz. However, the 36-year-old brunette can't decide which of her comedic co-stars are the funniest. She added to Parade, "I think it's a toss up."
"Mark steals the show a lot of the times because he's such an amazing dramatic actor that we forget he's funny. So a lot of the times he was coming in being the straight man and just stealing the show."
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