Christina Applegate Anchorman audition tape found

Sep 1, 2010 at 2:34 p.m. ET

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy became a legend itself upon its release in 2004. It was Will Ferrell and writer-director Adam McKay’s coming out party and put Paul Rudd and Steve Carell on the map. But, what also is remarkable is the incredible performance of Christina Applegate, who held her own opposite the comedy titans.

Now, SheKnows has obtained Christina Applegate's audition tape where our readers can catch a glimpse of the magic between Applegate and Ferrell. Watch as she manages to keep a straight face as Ferrell goes on a hilarious rampage about how Applegate's character used Ron Burgundy to further her career.

Paul Rudd, Christina Applegate, Steve Carell and Will Ferrell in Anchorman

Applegate's classic comedic chops were on full display in Married with Children and her cinematic comedy prowess was also on display before she got the gig in Anchorman. Movies that stand out as especially hilarious turns by Applegate include 2002's The Sweetest Thing opposite Cameron Diaz and Selma Blair, 2003's View from the Top with Gwyneth Paltrow and small screen roles such as the title character in Jesse and Samantha Who?

What is fascinating about the Applegate Anchorman audition tape that SheKnows obtained is the focus displayed on Applegate's face. It is piercing and further proves the old adage in Hollywood that comedy is more difficult to pull off than drama -- especially if you're acting opposite Will Ferrell!

Did you miss seeing Christina Applegate in Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy? Then the new "Rich Mahogany" edition of the film is now out exclusively at Best Buy and includes never-before-seen scenes and three versions of the film!

Christina Applegate auditions for Anchorman

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