Will Ferrell Joins Bear Grylls On ‘Man vs. Wild’

by | April 16, 2009 at 12:02 AM | TV News

Picture this: Will Ferrell drinking his own urine in the below-freezing Swedish forest.

It’s not a joke from his next movie. It really happens when Ferrell joins Bear Grylls on a future episode of the Discovery Channel’s popular series ‘Man vs. Wild.’

Watch clips of ‘Man vs. Wild’.

Ferrell’s appearance on ‘Man vs. Wild,’ scheduled for June, is timed to promote the release of his next feature, ‘Land of the Lost.’

According to Variety, Grylls takes Ferrell to northernmost Sweden, where they spend 48 hours performing tasks such as rappelling down hundred-foot frozen waterfalls, tandem-abseiling off a helicopter and staying warm overnight in subzero temperatures

Variety also reports the two find food in the forest, improvise snow shoes and drink their own urine.

“Will did an amazing job in subzero, very unforgiving conditions,” Grylls said. “He trusted me when it mattered, and we survived. … He should be very proud of how he performed.”

Ferrell called the stint on “Man vs. Wild” “a thrill of a lifetime, even though I did get urine-drunk, which is sad.”

Watch a preview of ‘Land of the Lost’ (below):