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Steve Carell on His 'Emotional' Farewell Gift from the Cast of 'The Office'

PARADE Modified: June 23, 2012 at 3:16 am •  Published: June 17, 2012
In this Sunday’s issue of PARADE, Steve Carell, 49, opens up about last meals, vacuuming, and why he wants to preserve the past.

In the extras below, the actor talks about his latest role in Seeking a Friend for the End of the World and reveals the farewell gift he got from the cast of The Office.

On his wife, Nancy Carell, playing his wife in Seeking a Friend for the End of the World.
“She gets to leave me right at the beginning! They used the take where her shoe came off in the car, and she bolted across that field with one shoe on. I don’t think I’ve ever seen her run that fast. We shot the scene on our 17th anniversary. [The director] got us a cake and the crew sang ‘Happy Anniversary’ to us. It was very sweet, a very special night.”

On what he wouldn't miss if the world ended.
“I would put the dentist up there. I wouldn’t miss a lot of reality shows. And I wouldn’t miss the pervasive cynicism that seems to be out there, especially in the media and in comedy too—comedy can get very cynical and snide and self-satisfied.”

Steve Carell on Last Meals, Vacuuming, and Preserving the Past

On saying goodbye to The Office.
“My last day, they gave me a send-off that was overwhelming. So much so for the next couple of weeks I couldn’t even look at all of the things I’d been given.

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