April 16, 2009 / 4:02 AM / 10 years ago

Will Ferrell takes to the "Wild" in guest stint

Actor Will Ferrell is interviewed at the MuchMusic television station to promote "Semi-Pro" in Toronto February 27, 2008. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Will Ferrell is roughing it as a guest star on an episode of the popular reality series “Man vs. Wild.”

The early June installment of the Discovery Channel show — a tie-in to the June 5 release of Ferrell’s new film, “Land of the Lost” — features “Man vs. Wild” star Bear Grylls taking Ferrell through the paces of survival in northern Sweden’s ice-bound mountain ranges.

The two tandem-abseil off a helicopter, rappel down hundred-foot frozen waterfalls and build a shelter to stay warm overnight in subzero temperatures.

Grylls shows Ferrell what it takes to find food in the icy coniferous forests as they climb trees, improvise snow shoes from saplings, drink their own urine and eat reindeer eyeballs.

“Will did an amazing job in subzero, very unforgiving conditions,” Grylls said. “He should be very proud of how he performed.”

Added Ferrell, “To be able to participate in an episode of ‘Man vs. Wild’ was a thrill of a lifetime, even though I did get urine-drunk, which is sad.”

Editing by Sheri Linden at Reuters

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