Ellen: Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World Review
Ellen showed a clip from the Steve Carell‘s new film, Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World.
The clip showed Steve‘s character, Dodge, trying to sell an insurance policy over the phone. He seems listless as he explains the details of the policy.
“We’ll protect your family from any apocalyptic disaster,” he says. “Drawbacks? The premiums are high…” Then he throws up into a trash can.
Steve stopped by the show and chatted with Ellen about the movie.
“It’s a dark comedy,” he said. “You know the big meteor-hitting-the-earth movies? It’s sort of the flip-side.”
Steve explained that while other apocalyptic movies focus on world leaders and heroic endeavors to save the planet, Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World focuses on everyday people trying to cope with their imminent doom.
“It’s about everybody else and how they handle it,” he said. “It begs the question, ‘What would you do?'”
Steve said that a lot of the characters in the movie go about their daily lives, even though the world is about to end.
“A lot of the characters continue to go to work because it gives them a sense of security and stability,” he said. “My character continues to sell insurance, which is crazy and ironic.”
Ellen: The Incredible Burt Wonderstone Review
Ellen mentioned that Steve has already been working on another movie called The Incredible Burt Wonderstone. Steve plays Burt, a jaded Las Vegas musician who tries to reunite with his former partner, Anton Lovecraft, played by Steve Buscemi, so that he can take on the street magician, Steve Gray, played by Jim Carrey.
Ellen said that she rode her bike to the set of the film to say hi to Steve but was surprised once she got there.
“I didn’t even recognize him!” she said.
She showed a picture of Steve in character as Burt, and it didn’t look like him at all. He had long blonde hair and he had shaved all of the hair off his face and chest.
Ellen: Steve Carell Shaves His Chest?
For his upcoming film, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, Steve Carell had to shave his chest everyday. The big surprise was that he apparently liked it, and so did his wife.
“I love shaving my chest with an electric razor,” he said. “So does my wife.”
“How long did it take you?” Ellen asked.
“About thirty minutes everyday,” Steve said.
“That’s a hairy chest,” Ellen said.
“Did your hair grow back thicker?” Ellen asked.
“That’s not physically possible,” Steve said.
Ellen: Steve Carell Charades
Before he left, Steve played a quick game of charades with Ellen.
They played one round and all of the charades had to be Summer activities.
Ellen proved to be much more effective at pantomiming than Steve. Steve successfully guessed four of Ellen‘s pantomimes, but Ellen was only able to guess two of Steve‘s.
The funniest moment was definitely when Steve was trying to pantomime eating a popsicle. He didn’t mean to at first, but as he was trying to demonstrate sucking on a popsicle, it looked very much like he was performing fellatio. As soon as he realized what everyone was thinking, he seemed to get kind of bashful. Ellen wasn’t able to guess what Steve was pantomiming and teased him about it after the game.
“Who eats a popsicle like this?” Ellen said, mimicking the erotic gesture that Steve made.
“This guy!” Steve said, referring to himself.
“We will make sure every time you do that, it says, ‘Popsicle, popsicle, popsicle,'” Ellen said.