Will Ferrell calls Joaquin Phoenix a ‘little bitch’ and 8 other hilarious Interview Magazine highlights

Will Ferrell called Joaquin Phoenix “a little bitch” in a new interview in Interview Magazine — and you just have to read the entire conversation because it’s completely bonkers yet absolute gold.

Phoenix and Ferrell talk about the Super Bowl, social media and Phoenix’s upcoming movies “You Were Never Really Here,” “The Sisters Brothers” and “Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot.”

Phoenix also reveals that he is trying to hop on the honesty train and that he doesn’t really understand the concept of Valentine’s Day, while Ferrell admits that he’s really not great at being a professional interviewer. And Phoenix agrees, calling Ferrell “so f—ing unprofessional.”

You can read the entire Interview article here. See below for 9 hilarious bits.

1. Phoenix Doesn’t Know What Valentine’s Day Is

PHOENIX: Did you know that it’s Valentine’s Day?

FERRELL: I did. I’m going to a group Valentine’s Day dinner with my wife and four other friends.

PHOENIX: That sounds awful. Can I ask you a question? What is Valentine’s Day?

2. Phoenix Wants to Call the Interview as Soon as It Starts

FERRELL: I’m assuming we’ve begun. I’m assuming the interview is now.

PHOENIX: Or we could call it right now. Why not? Don’t you hate when these interviews drag on and on, and it’s like, “F— it, I’ve got things to do. I don’t have time to sit around and read this bulls—.”

FERRELL: Let’s just call it. That would look so funny in print.

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Comedian Will Ferrell sings as he delivers the commencement address at the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles, California, U.S., May 12, 2017. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon
Actor Will Ferrell and Viveca Paulin arrive for the state dinner in honor of the Nordic Summit at the White House in Washington, May 13, 2016. REUTERS/Mary F. Calvert
Actor Will Ferrell performs during the American Film Institute's (AFI) 44th Life Achievement Award honoring composer John Williams at Dolby theatre in Hollywood, California U.S., June 9, 2016. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
Actor Will Ferrell (L) and Viveca Paulin Ferrell pose at LACMA's 50th anniversary gala in Los Angeles, California, April 18, 2015. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
Comedian Will Ferrell is presented with an honorary doctoral degree by USC President C. L. Max Nikias before delivering the commencement address at the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles, California, U.S., May 12, 2017. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon
Actor Will Ferrell poses after his star was unveiled on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California March 24, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
Comedian Will Ferrell shakes hands with USC President C. L. Max Nikias after delivering the commencement address at the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles, California, U.S., May 12, 2017. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon
Comedian Will Ferrell arrives for the GQ Men of the Year Awards at the Royal Opera House in London, Britain September 8, 2015. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett
Mar 12, 2015; Tempe, AZ, USA; Film actor Will Ferrell plays third base coach for the Chicago Cubs during a spring training game against the Los Angeles Angels at Tempe Diablo Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 29: Will Ferrell performs onstage during Full Frontal With Samantha Bee's Not The White House Correspondents' Dinner at DAR Constitution Hall on April 29, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for TBS)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 04: Actor Will Ferrell poses with Eden Hazard of Chelsea after the Premier League match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on February 4, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)
US actors John C. Reilly (R) and Will Ferrell (C) attend the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Stamford Bridge in London on February 4, 2017. / AFP / Ian KINGTON / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo credit should read IAN KINGTON/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 09: Actor Will Ferrell attends a game between the Los Angeles Kings and the Nashville Predators at STAPLES Center on March 09, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Juan Ocampo/NHLI via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 14: Actor Will Ferrell takes in batting practice before an MLB game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Los Angeles Dodgers on April 14, 2017, at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
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3. Phoenix Doesn’t Know Whether He’s Doing the Interview to Promote a Movie

FERRELL: Are you doing this interview to promote something specific?

PHOENIX: Honestly, I have no idea. I do appear in a few movies that are coming out at some point this year.

4. Phoenix Regrets Riding a Horse in “The Sisters Brothers” 

PHOENIX: I didn’t like riding horses. I actually regretted having to ride. I’m a little clueless, because I don’t think that I really thought about it that much until I was there and realized, “Oh, it’s a Western and we’re on horses a lot.” I hadn’t really considered that. I felt bad about riding them. I had the feeling that they were like, “I don’t really want you on my back.”

FERRELL: But they tell you that the horses love it.

PHOENIX: Yeah, but the horses tell you something different. I’m really bumming out this interview, man. [laughs] I’m sorry.

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NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 08: Actor Joaquin Phoenix enters the 'Late Show With David Letterman' taping at the Ed Sullivan Theater on December 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 08: Actor Joaquin Phoenix enters the 'Late Show With David Letterman' taping at the Ed Sullivan Theater on December 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 08: Actor Joaquin Phoenix enters the 'Late Show With David Letterman' taping at the Ed Sullivan Theater on December 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 08: Actor Joaquin Phoenix enters the 'Late Show With David Letterman' taping at the Ed Sullivan Theater on December 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 08: Actor Joaquin Phoenix enters the 'Late Show With David Letterman' taping at the Ed Sullivan Theater on December 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 08: Actor Joaquin Phoenix is seen on December 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Patricia Schlein/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 08: Actor Joaquin Phoenix is seen on December 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Patricia Schlein/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 08: Actor Joaquin Phoenix is seen on December 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Patricia Schlein/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 08: Actor Joaquin Phoenix is seen on December 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Patricia Schlein/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 08: Actor Joaquin Phoenix is seen on December 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Patricia Schlein/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 08: Actor Joaquin Phoenix is seen on December 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Patricia Schlein/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK NY - DECEMBER 08: Joaquin Phoenix sighting on December 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK NY - DECEMBER 08: Joaquin Phoenix sighting on December 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK NY - DECEMBER 08: Joaquin Phoenix sighting on December 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK NY - DECEMBER 08: Joaquin Phoenix sighting on December 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK NY - DECEMBER 08: Joaquin Phoenix sighting on December 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK NY - DECEMBER 08: Joaquin Phoenix sighting on December 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 10: Actor Joaquin Phoenix attends the premiere of 'Inherent Vice' at TCL Chinese Theatre on December 10, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 10: Actors/siblings Rain Phoenix and Joaquin Phoenix attend the premiere of 'Inherent Vice' at TCL Chinese Theatre on December 10, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 06: Actors Marion Cotillard (L) and Joaquin Phoenix attends the Dior & Vanity Fair with The Cinema Society host the premiere of The Weinstein Company's 'The Immigrant' at The Paley Center for Media on May 6, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by J Carter Rinaldi/FilmMagic)
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5. Phoenix Has Zero Advice for Up-and-Coming Actors

FERRELL: Let me ask you this. I’m terrible at giving advice. I always feel like I’m letting people down when I’m asked professional advice about the biz. How do you feel about your ability to give advice?

PHOENIX: Nah, I got nothing.

6. Ferrell Calls Phoenix “a Little Bitch”

FERRELL: You’re very good, I’m just telling you.

PHOENIX: Well, thank you, but I don’t really know what your taste is. You might have terrible taste.

FERRELL: I love everything. I was recently thinking about your role in “Gladiator” [2000], which is a big studio movie.

PHOENIX: Are you reading off prepared questions and trying to pretend that they’re just popping into your head?

FERRELL: Maybe wait to hear what I have to say: I was thinking about your role in that movie, and the reason why it works is because you’re such a little bitch.

PHOENIX: [laughs] I don’t know if that’s why the movie works. It probably had something to do with Ridley Scott.

FERRELL: In your personal life, are you sometimes a little bitch?

PHOENIX: Be more specific.

FERRELL: Can you get a little bitchy if you’re in a bad mood?

PHOENIX: Definitely. You can ask [John C.] Reilly about that. I think I tortured him the first couple of weeks, maybe the entire shoot.

7. Ferrell Asks Phoenix Whether He Ever Called M. Night Shyamalan M. Night Shyamalamadingdong

FERRELL: When you worked with M. Night Shyamalan, did you ever just once call him M. Night Shyamalamadingdong?

PHOENIX: No.

FERRELL: Okay. How would he have reacted if you were like, “Hey! M. Night Shyamalamadingdong! Can I ask you about this one camera shot?”

PHOENIX: Having been teased most of my childhood about my name–

FERRELL: You’re sensitive to that area.

PHOENIX: [laughs] Yeah.

8. Phoenix Is Trying to Hop on the Honesty Train

FERRELL: Well, next year I’ll invite you over to watch the Super Bowl.

PHOENIX: You don’t have to.

FERRELL: You don’t even have to watch it.

PHOENIX: I’m trying to do this thing where I’m being honest with people — I don’t want to come. But I’d love to come over to check out your bananas sometime.

9. Phoenix Calls Ferrell So “F—ing Unprofessional”

FERRELL: We have three boys who are very much into sports, and they’re like, “We’re watching the Super Bowl, right Dad?” Even though we have no affiliation with the two teams who were playing. But there was such disdain for the New England Patriots because they’ve won it so many times that everyone at our house was pulling for the Eagles as if that was our home team–screaming and yelling and falling over and hanging on to every play. [Ferrell to his wife] Oh, hello.

PHOENIX: This is so f—ing unprofessional. I can’t believe you’re doing this. [Phoenix to his dog] Come here. Honey, come here.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 30: Will Ferrell (L) and Mark Wahlberg attend a basketball game between the Denver Nuggets and the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on November 30, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 14: Actors Mark Wahlberg, Eva Mendes and Will Ferrell attend 'The Other Guys' film premiere at Vue Leicester Square on September 14, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Jon Furniss/WireImage)
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - SEPTEMBER 13: Actors Will Ferrell (R) and Mark Wahlberg attend Russian premiere of 'The Other Guys' movie at Oktyabr cinemahall in Moscow, Russia, September 13, 2010. (Photo by Gennadi Avramenko/Epsilon/Getty Images)
GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 18: Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell speak on stage at the Australian Movie Premiere of 'The Other Guys' on August 18, 2010 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images)
ST. LOUIS - AUGUST 5: Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell arrive at the premiere of 'The Other Guys' at the Weherenberg Chesterfield Galaxy movie theater on August 5, 2010 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 14: Actors Mark Wahlberg (L) and Will Ferrell attend the 2010 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 14, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alexandra Wyman/Getty Images for ESPY)
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 22: Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell on location for 'The Other Guys' at the Boston Celtics game against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on November 22, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/WireImage)
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