Will Ferrell dressed as a medieval lord to embarrass son Magnus at prom

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By stefan armitage

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Will Ferrell may be one of the most beloved comedy actors of a generation, but he's also mastered the art of parental embarrassment.

The Anchorman star and his wife, Viveca Paulin, share three kids: 20-year-old Magnus, 17-year-old Mattias, and 14-year-old Axel.

GettyImages-1745876090.jpgWill Ferrell with songs Matius and Magnus, and wife Viveca Paulin. Credit: Joe Scarnici / Getty

And, like many dads out there, Ferrell isn't one to shy away from causing his kids a little embarrassment for a good laugh and reminding us all why he's one of the greatest comedy actors out there.

This is evidenced by his son Magnus' recent TikTok post.

On Tuesday, June 11, Magnus took to the social media platform to share a humorous glimpse into his life with the comedy legend. In the video, Magnus humorously rates various antics of his famous dad, pairing selfies with witty captions that reveal Ferrell's knack for comedic parenting.

In one snapshot, Magnus appears stoically in what seems to be a recording studio, cheekily rating "things my dad has done."

Screenshot 2024-06-14 at 12.20.07.jpgMagnus' TikTok post had people in hysterics. Credit: TikTok/@magnusferrell

Screenshot 2024-06-14 at 12.20.10.jpgI wish my dad was this cool. Credit: TikTok/@magnusferrell

The accompanying text sets the stage for the hilarity: a second image shows Ferrell, 56, dressed as a medieval lord, posing alongside Magnus, who sports a bold checkered suit and a black-and-white polka dot shirt. Magnus writes: "Dressed as a medieval lord to embarrass me at prom 10000/10."

"True story," Magnus captioned the post.

And this isn't the first time the actor's penchant for injecting his idea of humor into his son's life has delighted social media.

Last October, Ferrell showcased his DJ skills at a Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity tailgate at the University of Southern California (USC) during Trojan Family Weekend. A TikTok clip captured Ferrell energizing the crowd with Survivor's 'Eye of the Tiger', his USC pride on full display with a backward red cap over headphones at the DJ booth.

This surprising cameo also had fans wondering if this was a nostalgic return of "Frank the Tank" from the 2003 movie Old School.



As a dedicated USC alum, Ferrell has maintained close ties with his alma mater since graduating in 1990, PEOPLE reports.

Not only did the star deliver the commencement speech to USC's graduating class of 2017 and, alongside his wife, but he also contributed to establishing the first-ever full scholarship for the women's soccer team in 2018.

The Trojan spirit runs deep in the Ferrell household, with Magnus currently enrolled at USC as a sophomore, according to his LinkedIn profile.

Reflecting on his parenting philosophy in a 2008 interview with PEOPLE, Ferrell jokingly advised fellow parents: "Talk to your children, at least once a week. If you've got time, do it two or three times a week."

"But otherwise, I find the times where I let weeks and weeks go by without talking to my children, that adds up."

Will Ferrell continues to prove that you can't predict his next move. Credit: Karwai Tang / Getty

Although Magnus may be a little embarrassed, I think most of us would love to have Ferrell adopt us ASAP.

Featured image credit: Joe Scarnici / Getty

Will Ferrell dressed as a medieval lord to embarrass son Magnus at prom

vt-author-image

By stefan armitage

Article saved!Article saved!

Will Ferrell may be one of the most beloved comedy actors of a generation, but he's also mastered the art of parental embarrassment.

The Anchorman star and his wife, Viveca Paulin, share three kids: 20-year-old Magnus, 17-year-old Mattias, and 14-year-old Axel.

GettyImages-1745876090.jpgWill Ferrell with songs Matius and Magnus, and wife Viveca Paulin. Credit: Joe Scarnici / Getty

And, like many dads out there, Ferrell isn't one to shy away from causing his kids a little embarrassment for a good laugh and reminding us all why he's one of the greatest comedy actors out there.

This is evidenced by his son Magnus' recent TikTok post.

On Tuesday, June 11, Magnus took to the social media platform to share a humorous glimpse into his life with the comedy legend. In the video, Magnus humorously rates various antics of his famous dad, pairing selfies with witty captions that reveal Ferrell's knack for comedic parenting.

In one snapshot, Magnus appears stoically in what seems to be a recording studio, cheekily rating "things my dad has done."

Screenshot 2024-06-14 at 12.20.07.jpgMagnus' TikTok post had people in hysterics. Credit: TikTok/@magnusferrell

Screenshot 2024-06-14 at 12.20.10.jpgI wish my dad was this cool. Credit: TikTok/@magnusferrell

The accompanying text sets the stage for the hilarity: a second image shows Ferrell, 56, dressed as a medieval lord, posing alongside Magnus, who sports a bold checkered suit and a black-and-white polka dot shirt. Magnus writes: "Dressed as a medieval lord to embarrass me at prom 10000/10."

"True story," Magnus captioned the post.

And this isn't the first time the actor's penchant for injecting his idea of humor into his son's life has delighted social media.

Last October, Ferrell showcased his DJ skills at a Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity tailgate at the University of Southern California (USC) during Trojan Family Weekend. A TikTok clip captured Ferrell energizing the crowd with Survivor's 'Eye of the Tiger', his USC pride on full display with a backward red cap over headphones at the DJ booth.

This surprising cameo also had fans wondering if this was a nostalgic return of "Frank the Tank" from the 2003 movie Old School.



As a dedicated USC alum, Ferrell has maintained close ties with his alma mater since graduating in 1990, PEOPLE reports.

Not only did the star deliver the commencement speech to USC's graduating class of 2017 and, alongside his wife, but he also contributed to establishing the first-ever full scholarship for the women's soccer team in 2018.

The Trojan spirit runs deep in the Ferrell household, with Magnus currently enrolled at USC as a sophomore, according to his LinkedIn profile.

Reflecting on his parenting philosophy in a 2008 interview with PEOPLE, Ferrell jokingly advised fellow parents: "Talk to your children, at least once a week. If you've got time, do it two or three times a week."

"But otherwise, I find the times where I let weeks and weeks go by without talking to my children, that adds up."

Will Ferrell continues to prove that you can't predict his next move. Credit: Karwai Tang / Getty

Although Magnus may be a little embarrassed, I think most of us would love to have Ferrell adopt us ASAP.

Featured image credit: Joe Scarnici / Getty