Steve Carell Approves James Spader In ‘The Office’ [AUDIO]
Steve Carell called in to “On Air with Ryan Seacrest” Monday to talk about his new movie “Crazy, Stupid, Love,” his 6th Emmy nomination as Michael Scot in “The Office,” what kind of questions he answers regarding his co-star Ryan Gosling, and he even gives advice to a fan who has to jump back into the dating pool after 25 years!
Steve calls “Crazy, Stupid, Love,” “Unpredicitble. It is a roller coaster ride of emotion and comedy.” Be sure to watch “Crazy, Stupid, Love” when it opens this weekend July 29th
This year marks not only Steve’s exit from “The Office,” but also recieving his 6th Emmy nomination as Michael Scot. Regarding new cast addition James Spader, “I think it was a great move. I think he is an excellent choice. There going back to work in two weeks so its going to be really wierd. I think that’ll be the first weird pang that I get like I’m the only one not going back to school, and everyone else is.”
Regarding his co-star Ryan Gosling, “He’s hilarious. I think people know him as a very intense dramatic actor, but he is also really funny. Also a great improviser too. Not to mention…I can’t tell you how many questions I’ve gotten about Ryan Gosling’s physique!”
Steve went on explains his character in “Crazy, Stupid, Love” Cal Weaver as someone who seemingly has it all. A great house, kids, and a wife that “after 15 years of marriage she wants a divorce, and so I [Cal] jump out of a car. I decide to get back out into the dating pool. The local lothario, Ryan Gosling, helps me out to that end. At least thats sort of the beginning of movie, but the movie turns into much more then just that. Its just sort of the entrance into that.”
One of the key themes throughout the film is avoiding complacency in marriage to which Steve jokingly adds, “Well I myself am completely complacent in my marriage. So, in terms of my life it is very universal. No but really…I think a lot of people can identify with it. I’ve had friends that have had long term relationships and marriages and are just left hanging. What do you do? The dating world there is certainly a different place, and you have to make some big choices as to what your going to do with the rest of your life.”
Steve continues, “When you don’t see it coming it actually that says as much as where you are as much as where the other person is. It was really important to me to that the woman is not seen as the villian. I think that if a relathionship is having problems theres usually problems on both side of the equation. Am I right? I’m right….AND its funny!”
Listen to the full interview to hear Steve Carell give his sage advice to a Vanenssa, single women getting back into the dating pool after 25 years!