Steve Carell’s Got Good Kicks
06.17.08 by REELZ
Jill Simonian is a correspondent for Dailies (ReelzChannel TV, weeknights @ 6PM ET), and occasionally shares stories from the field. This week: Get Smart
Ok. So Steve Carell kisses Dwayne Johnson in Get Smart. Thought I'd get that out of the way. More about that later though. This one's about Steve's kicks.
As in SHOES. No, I'm not referring to Maxwell Smart's famously absurd shoe-phone-gadgets from the '60s TV show. Turns out that Carell himself has good shoes. Anne Hathaway told him so on the day of our recent junket interviews for the movie. And thanks to their antics together in Get Smart, I am officially "Carell-ed Away." (And so is Dwayne Johnson! Ha!)
Back to the junket: Earlier that day, Anne told us that she learned much on-set about comedy from working with Steve and Alan Arkin (2006's Little Miss Sunshine's 'grandpa'... also in Smart).
So, when I asked Steve about "what he learned" from working with Anne, he simply teased "her inner beauty and fashion sense," followed by a chuckle. Seriously, he cited her talent, kindness, obvious good looks, and gushed about her staggering ability to whip out super-high kicks -- as her own stunt double -- in some of the movie's powerhouse action scenes involving 7'2" two-time Mr. India bodybuilder, Dalip Singh. (Note: watching Steve go against this giant is classic Carell!) But Steve was also excited to boast that -- on the day of our interviews -- Anne complimented him for the very first time on a fashion choice... his new white sneakers. Cute.
But the real question is: Are they equipped to make international calls?
Get Smart opens nationwide Friday, June 20.
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