Steve Carell Reacts to the News That He's Hot Now
'I am so sick of people just looking at me for my physical attributes'
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 28, 2017 11:51 AM CDT

(Newser) – Steve Carell has been promoting Despicable Me 3 lately, and fans have noticed something: Um, he's hot. The former Office star's gray hair is making him into quite the "silver fox," as many have pointed out on Twitter and elsewhere. (Consider the BuzzFeed article "Guys, Steve Carell Just Got Insanely Hot And I Don't Know How to Feel About It," or this sample tweet: "Hot Steve Carell is your ex boyfriend who is honestly just doing better without you.") Carell, 54, reacted to all the hoopla at the film's LA premiere Saturday when Entertainment Tonight brought it up.

"I am so sick of people just looking at me for my physical attributes. It's just genetic. There's nothing I can do," he joked before adding, "I'm bursting with pride. That's very nice." On Tuesday night, Jimmy Fallon also brought it up during Carell's appearance on the Tonight Show. "My wife finally said she's in love with me," he joked about his wife of 22 years. Asked how it feels to be in the same club as George Clooney and Anderson Cooper, Carell said, "There's a bracelet you get. Mine says Steve and on the other side of the bracelet, it says, 'hunk of man meat.'"

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