Steve Carell talks about latest movie, jokes about having 'utter disregard for everyone'

Steve Carell talks about latest movie, jokes about having 'utter disregard for everyone'

Los Angeles : CA : USA | Jun 24, 2012 at 4:05 AM PDT
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In a latest interview with Fox News, comedian Steve Carell discussed his new movie, “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World” and joked about constantly switching assistants.

The 49-year-old star, who is often caught at the supermarket picking up his groceries, denied claims that he is one of the nicest guys in Hollywood, saying that anything nice that people say about him is “dramatically” opposite to who he really is.

When asked how many assistants he had gone through this year, he joked, “Around 20 or 25. I don’t bother to learn their names anymore because I know they’re going to be gone. There’s lots of finger snapping. I don’t yell anymore because it’s too much of an effort. I just have utter disregard for everyone. I trust you won’t print any of this. I wouldn’t want anyone to know the truth,” Carell said smiling.

Turning to his latest romantic comedy with "Pirates of the Caribbean" actress Keira Knightley, Carell admitted that “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World” is a lot different from the usual Armageddon movies. “It sort of defies description in a lot of ways. I would describe it as a dark comedy about the apocalypse. It’s the flip side of all the big Armageddon movies with the astronauts and the President. It’s about what ordinary people might be choosing to do given this very heightened bit of information.”

Carell said the movie’s theme is very “uplifting and positive” and that’s what he liked the most about the movie. “It’s a metaphor for life itself, which is to live it. We all have an end date though we don’t necessarily know when it’s going to happen so it’s a cliché, but why don’t we live life to its fullest? I think it’s a very strong and positive message to put out there.”

When asked what he would do if he knew the world was ending, Carell said while it's hard to answer that, he would probably just eat a lot of junk food without worrying about anything else.

The actor also talked about his upcoming project, “Anchorman 2”, with the cameras set to begin rolling sometime in February or March 2013. He said the cast and crew in “Anchorman 1” had so much fun working on the film that everybody wanted to come together and do it one more time.

Wendy Zachary is based in Texas, Texas, United States of America, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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