By Megan R. Wilson - 12/04/13 12:03 PM EST
Hearing Michelle Obama compliment his work is among the highest praise Will Ferrell says he has ever received.
It happened while attending a White House Christmas party, Ferrell told an audience at the Newseum on Tuesday.
“We got to sit next to the first lady, and she said, 'I just have to tell you … This "Landlord" video, oh my gosh. I love that thing,’ ” he said, referring to an Internet video called “The Landlord” that Ferrell shot with director and screenwriter Adam McKay.
In it, McKay’s 2-year-old daughter, Pearl, plays a fierce landlord attempting to collect rent from Ferrell.
“So, she's sitting with her staff, watching 'The Landlord,' and I think she literally said, 'Bitch, where's my money?' ” — a line in the video from the potty-mouthed toddler. “Michelle Obama quoting my movie,” Ferrell recalled.
Ferrell visited Washington again Tuesday to promote an exhibit at the Newseum in honor of his 2004 movie, “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy,” while previewing the film’s sequel, set to hit theaters Dec. 18.
Obama is not Ferrell's only high-powered fan. The event turned out a slew of lawmakers, lobbyists and journalists who showed up to toast the outlandish fictional newsman.