Steve Carell's son loved 'Despicable Me 2' role

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 24 June 2013
Steve Carell

Steve Carell

Steve Carell revealed his son loved working on 'Despicable Me 2' because he was able to voice his father's character Gru's minions in the upcoming sequel

Steve Carell's son enjoyed working on 'Despicable Me 2'.

The 50-year-old actor starred as super-villain Gru in the family crime animation and although Johnny, nine, doesn't want to follow a career in acting, he was desperate to voice one of the reformed rogue's diminutive yellow pill-shaped minions.

He told the Sunday Telegraph newspaper's Seven magazine: "I don't think he has any interest in acting in general but he loved the minions so much that he wanted to supply a voice.

"On the way out [after filming] he looked at me - he was eight at this point - and he said, 'Hey, that was a really nice crew'. I was like, 'Who are you?' "

With Johnny not likely to follow in his father's footsteps, family life - including his other child Annie, 12, also with his wife Nancy Walls - has started to take priority, and it lead to Steve ending his time on TV comedy 'The Office'.

He previously explained: "I needed more time with my family. It sounds cliché, but it's true. Seven years I was gone all day, every day. My kids are 8 and 11, they are only little for a finite time.

"They were here, and I wasn't, so it was time to leave. I do sliding ponds, vacations, Disney World with them. Life's too short not to. Every morning I take them to school.

"I truly love it. I love them. I love my wife, Nancy. You know what? Career's luck. Right place, right time. I never lose sight of being fortunate."

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