Seeking a Friend for the End of the World's Steve Carell still can't believe he is a leading man
June 23 2012
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World is fast approaching its release, and funnyman Steve Carell has joked that he still can't believe he is hired for leading man parts in films.
Carell is known for comedic fare including Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy and Bruce Almighty and has topped the bill in hit romantic comedies like The 40 Year Old Virgin and Crazy, Stupid, Love, and admits he's not entirely comfortable in roles like those telling Parade "How did I end up in films with people like Keira Knightley and Julianne Moore? All these beautiful leading ladies and me - it's kind of shocking!"
Carell also spoke about his time as a struggling actor, revealing he spent many years struggling for acting success and singled out telemarketing as his worst pre-fame job adding "At one point, I was a wine telemarketer. Talking people into buying wine on the phone is not an easy job to begin with, but when you don't know anything about wine and you really don't drink it, it becomes even more difficult."
Written and directed by Lorene Scafaria, Seeking a Friend at the End of the World opens in the UK on July 13 and also features Melanie Lynskey, Patton Oswalt, Adam Brody, T.J. Miller, Rob Corddry, William Petersen and Derek Luke.
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SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD OPENS ON JULY 13