Will Ferrell is going door-to-door in Georgia on behalf of a Democratic candidate

Will Ferrell is going door-to-door in Georgia on behalf of a Democratic candidate

Will Ferrell is best known for his roles in comedy movies - but in real life, you won't find him brainwashing a dim-witted model into assassinating a Prime Minister or spreading Christmas cheer in the big city dressed as an elf.

Instead, you'll see him taking on more serious issues. In fact, if you live in Georgia, you might even discover him on your doorstep.

The Elf actor spent his weekend going door-to-door to campaign for Democrat gubernatorial candidate, Stacey Abrams, in the Peach State.

Along with his wife, Viveca Paulin-Ferell, the 51-year-old traveled from California to help the cause, with pictures on social media showing the pair posing with other campaigners in their mission to help Abrams's win the race against Republican Brian Kemp.

As well as going door-to-door, the proud Democrat did an interview on Atlanta radio show, The Bert Show, and stopped by Kennesaw State University to talk to students. While on campus, he encouraged them to make an impact, saying: "If you guys turn out, there is no question."

In a video for the Georgia Democrat Twitter page, the Zoolander actor also fired up young voters, telling them: "You can win this election".

"We are very close to election day, I just want to make sure that everyone knows how important it is for you to get out and vote early, to help canvas for Stacey Abrams," he said. "This is a very important election, not only for the future of Georgia, but for the future of the whole country."

He continued: "We need Stacey Abrams as the governor of Georgia to continue this economic growth that we've been on, to continue growth in terms of university support, to bring back Medicaid to the state, all these various areas that affect you, the younger voter - and with your help, you can win this election."

In addition, earlier this month, his wife Viveca spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about their decision to head to Georgia, stating: "We keep asking ourselves, how can we help? What can we do locally being in California? Should we be knocking on doors? So we’re going to go knock on doors for Stacey Abrams. You never know in Hollywood if it helps or hurts, but we’re trying to get out the vote and drive people to the polls."

When asked how she and her husband decide where to put their money and activism, Paulin-Ferrell claimed that during these unsettled times they were trying to help as many candidates and causes as possible ahead of the midterm elections.

"I’m on ActBlue all the time donating and maxing out. If there are candidates that I feel really strongly about that are fighting the good fight, whether it be about gun control or the [Brett Kavanaugh] vote, we are there. We want to be active," she said.

Confirming that she and her husband had recently taken meetings with New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker and Alabama Sen. Doug Jones, she continued: "It's a critical election coming up and you have to care about it and get young people to care in order to use their power of voting. That's what it comes down to."

So, you heard them: go out and vote!