Steve Carell 'doesn't take himself seriously'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 2 January 2015
Steve Carell

Steve Carell

'Anchorman' star Steve Carell has revealed he's "never cared about being taken seriously"

Steve Carell has "never cared about being taken seriously".

The 52-year-old entertainer, who made his name in 'The 40-Year-Old Virgin' and 'Anchorman', has made a successful transition from comedies to dramas, but Steve isn't worried about the type of roles he's offered.

Asked whether he's concerned about losing his comic edge, Steve replied: "Not really. To me, they are different styles of entertainment, with different methods.

"I've never cared about being taken seriously - I just see myself as an actor. Most of my career, I've just taken what I've been offered. I always feel most comfortable as part of a ensemble. Whether it's a comedy or a drama, I like to fit in. It's best not to stick out."

Steve found fame relatively late in his career and says his priority has always been to provide for his family.

He told The Guardian newspaper: "You know, that didn't happen till I was 40. All of that came to pass after I had a long career as an actor. It sounds such an aw-shucks kind of thing to say, but I just wanted to make a living. That was the goal: to be able to have a family and support them."

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