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Steve Carell - "Elle" October 2007

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The Office star Steve Carell sits down with Elle magazine and gives us a glimpse of the one Carell persona we don’t know by heart. Here are some hilarious interview highlights:

On sweating when he’s nervous: “See, I’d never done any of these talk shows, and I just sort of loathed-especially at first-being myself because it was so much easier for me to be a character. So the first talk show I was ever on, the Jimmy Kimmel show, I broke into a flop sweat to rival the moment in Broadcast News. I got nervous, and then I got nervous about sweating, which made me sweat more…So halfway through the interview, he stopped and said, ‘You sweat more than any person I’ve ever seen on my show.’ So we made it into a bit. We came back from commercial, and I’d poured water all over my head, I’d drenched my clothes. When they turned the camera back on, I was saying, ‘Wow, I feel so much better.’”

On soaking up the good life: “You know what I had for lunch? A steak sandwich. I didn’t get the hamburger. The steak was four dollars more.”

On who makes him laugh right now: “I think Sacha Baron Cohen is a really talented and funny guy. And Dave Chappelle. I met him at a urinal at the NBA All-Star game, so that was my favorite trip to the men’s room ever.”

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  • Ben

    turn the lighting down.

  • Hale


  • Ana

    he seems like such a fun guy; Im actually suprised he would get nervous at those types of things

  • natalie

    LOVE him!! =)


    He is soooo funny. I’ve seen 40-year old virgin at least 10 times.

  • lily

    I want this magazine now! Steve

  • Kate

    i was watching some bonus features on THEOFFICE and everyone there said that Steve Carrell sweats an absolutely unrealistic and unnatural amount.

  • Patmycrotch

    He seems like he would be a riot to be around and I agree with him Sacha is very talented!

  • nina

    i love steve. hes so funny!! i love the urinal thing!