Steve Carell plays the lead role in Friday's Crazy, Stupid, Love, and we chatted with him recently in NYC about working on the comedy with costars Ryan Gosling and Julianne Moore. In the movie, Steve gets a lesson in lady killing from Ryan's character. Steve revealed that it was just good acting, though, from both himself and Ryan! Steve also spoke about moving on from his Emmy-nominated role as Michael Scott in The Office. His former cast mates are heading back to the set, but Steve gave insight as to how he's spending his first Summer in years away from the set.
Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone hit the red carpet for the premiere of Crazy, Stupid, Love at the Ziegfeld Theater in NYC tonight. Ryan showed off his stylish side in a patterned suit, while Emma chose a structured Tom Ford dress for the evening. It was Emma's second event of the week after she stepped out with Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake for the Friends With Benefits premiere yesterday. Emma and Ryan's costars Steve Carell, Julianne Moore, and Marisa Tomei, who wore a Vivienne Westwood number, were also on hand to show off their project, and the cast posed together on their way into the screening. Kevin Bacon missed the photo op, but Jonah Hill came out to support the romantic comedy. Ryan, Emma, Marisa, and Steve still have some promoting to do before the movie hits theaters next week, since they're all set to appear on late night shows in the next few days.
Were you hoping to see Ryan Gosling shirtless today? Of course you were. He takes it off in the trailer for Crazy, Stupid, Love, in which he plays Jacob, a love guru of sorts to Steve Carell's character, Cal. In the midst of a divorce from his wife (Julianne Moore), Cal is heartbroken, newly entering the world of dating, and utterly lost. Enter Jacob, a ladies' man with no problem wrangling women and an urge to help Cal find his way. Cue the male movie makeover!
The preview reminds me a bit of The 40-Year-Old Virgin, particularly as you watch a bewildered Carell receive seduction advice. Crazy, Stupid, Love seems like it's also going for the same mix of humor and heart, as both Cal and Jacob become vulnerable for love. In Cal's case, he doesn't seem to be over his ex, and skirt-chasing Jacob falls for a woman who challenges him (an adorable Emma Stone). What I like most about the trailer, though, is that Gosling seems to be the prime source of comedy, something I've been excited about since he was cast in this movie. Watch him getting the laughs (and showing his abs) when you read more