Daddy’s Home Director Reveals the Scene That Almost Got the Film an R Rating

     December 29, 2015


Daddy’s Home stars Will Ferrell as Brad, a wannabe all-star step-dad who has some serious competition – Megan (Scarlett Estevez) and Dylan’s (Owen Vaccaro) biological father, the super cool, charming, motorcycle-riding Dusty Mayron (Mark Wahlberg). Just when Brad is making some progress with the kids and even scores an invite to Megan’s daddy/daughter dance, Dusty comes home to steal his thunder, torment Brad and make him look as terrible as he possibly can.

I recently had the opportunity to sit down with director Sean Anders, writer Brian Burns and writer-producer John Morris to talk about their experience making the movie. Check out what they told me about working with Ferrell and Wahlberg, why they steered clear of an R rating, the one line in the film that almost got them an R rating and loads more. Daddy’s Home is currently in theaters and also stars Linda Cardellini, Thomas Haden Church and Hannibal Buress. If you missed the portion of the interview about what it took to film that Lakers game scene, click here to check that out.

Brian Burns, Sean Anders & John Morris:

  • 00:22 – How they made the artwork in the opening credits.
  • 01:21 – What it’s like directing Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg; what makes them stand out.
  • 02:48 – Ferrell was originally thinking about playing Dusty.
  • 03:56 – The scene that made him change his mind.
  • 04:26 – On the film’s PG-13 rating. Did they ever consider going R?
  • 05:57 – The scene that almost got them an R rating.

Here’s the official synopsis for Daddy’s Home:

DADDY’S HOME” follows a mild-mannered radio executive (Ferrell) who strives to become the best stepdad to his wife’s two children, but complications ensue when their freewheeling and freeloading real father (Wahlberg) arrives, forcing him to compete for the affection of the kids.


Image via Paramount


Image via Paramount


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