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The Way, Way Back
Interview by: Izumi Hasegawa
Jun 9, 2013
Steve Carell - The Way, Way Back
Casa Del Mar Hotel, Santa Monica
Interviewed by izumi Hasegawa

Q1: Years ago you complained about people calling you nice, is that the reason you took this role?
SC: It's the backlash [LAUGHS]. I thought it was a really interesting character to play. I didn't necessarily see him as a bad guy, maybe not somebody you would define as a nice warm spirited person. But I guess the best comparison I could make was when I was growing up I played a lot of sports and had a lot of coaches who were very tough on me. And that's sort of the way I see this guy. He thinks he's doing what's best for this kid with the tough love and the character building and the brutal honesty. That's his method but it's I don't think a very effective method.

Q2: The common expectation is that you're going to make people laugh on screen.
SC: I do nothing funny in this movie at all.

Q3: The zero to ten line is heartbreaking. Can you imagine saying that?
SC: It is...

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