Steve Carell is still eager to make Anchorman 2 describing the original movie as one of the “best experiences” of his life.

Earlier this year Anchorman director Adam McKay revealed that the main cast we all on board and had agreed to cut their salaries to get the wheels in motion.

But in an apparently insane move, Paramount reportedly rejected the idea of the follow-up.

Talking to Ain’t It Cool News, Carell said he hopes that the sequel will get made.

“I hope so. I really do” he said. “I think of any movie that I’ve been involved in, this one lends itself to a follow-up.

“Selfishly, it was probably the most fun I’ve had doing anything. Those guys...that was one of the best experiences of my life. It was the kind of job where you laugh until you cry every day; you can be certain that when you show up to work for the day that, at some point, you will be in tears with laughter. So, selfishly, I would like to do it.”

On the original cast returning, Carell said: “We’re all friends; I think it would just be fun. I hope they can work it out. The four of us are absolutely committed to doing it if they can work it out. Maybe some day it will come to pass.

“I hope at some point they work it out because... I really think it could be great. The movie did well when it came out, but it’s really grown in popularity in the intervening years.”

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