Steve Carell: I never met co-star until movie's premiere

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 22 January 2016
Steve Carell

Steve Carell

Steve Carell has revealed he never shared the set with his 'The Big Short' co-star Christian Bale and only met him at the movie's premiere

Steve Carell never saw his 'The Big Short' co-star Christian Bale until the movie's premiere.

The 53-year-old actor, who stars as Mark Baum in the financial drama, has revealed he never once shared the set with his 41-year-old co-star, who plays Michael Burry.

He told "I never met Christian until we were at the premiere and I met Brad [Pitt] once during filming; I spent more time with Ryan [Gosling]. I think we're sharing this experience and I think the reason is we were all drawn to it for similar reasons, the impetus was very much the same for the four of us.

"It was a script I know I was drawn to because these characters were very interesting and complicated and conflicted and the story, you know, the content of this information, I think, is very relevant right now and a little horrifying."

Meanwhile, the 'Foxcatcher' star had to undergo some physical changes to portray the role and was thrilled when they asked him to put on 20 pounds.

He said: "Adam [McKay; the director] asked me to put on some weight, so I put on 20-25lbs. I thought, 'Oh, this is my chance to just go crazy!'

"They dyed my eyebrows, too, they bleached them out I was not looking my best ... But it felt right for the character."

The Big Short

  • 4 stars
  • 2015
  • US
  • 2h 10min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Adam McKay
  • Written by: Michael Lewis, Adam McKay, Charles Randolph
  • Cast: Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Karen Gillan, Brad Pitt
  • UK release: 22 January 2016

In the middle of the biggest property boom in American history, a group of financial experts bets that it's all about to collapse. A righteous, angry call to arms dolled up with satirical absurdity, irony, montage, knowing cinematic and pop culture references, snappy dialogue and smoking hot performances from an…

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