Steve Carell doesn’t feel like has a “fan base”.
The actor has starred in a host of hit comedies including The Office, The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Crazy, Stupid, Love. Despite being one of the most famous funnymen in Hollywood, Steve doesn’t believe that many people follow his career.
“It’s funny because I don’t ever think of myself as having a fan base. I guess that frees me up because I don’t feel that there’s a group of people that are following me from TV to movie to movie,” he told Movies.com. “Maybe I should think about that. But I honestly don’t.”
Steve likes to feel challenged by new film projects. He relished the opportunity to collaborate with British actress Keira Knightley and director Lorene Scafaria in the new comedy drama Seeking a Friend for the End of the World.
The star was immediately attracted to the plotline and has described working on the movie as a real adventure.
“I guess all those things: it’s the story, it’s the character, it’s the tone of it,” he replied when asked what he looks for in a movie script. “I mean this in particular was something that I felt was unique, something that I had not seen before, certainly not anything that I had been in before and that was intriguing. And getting the opportunity to work with a first-time director who has a really strong voice and working with someone like Keira who is just a fine actor. You just hop on and go along for the ride.”
In the movie Steve plays Dodge, a man who decides to take a road trip to find his high school sweetheart after his wife leaves him as an asteroid is about to hit Earth.© Cover Media