Steve Carell Is an Idiot

Is it possible he's really this clueless?
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 14, 2010 10:53 AM CDT
Steve Carell Is an Idiot
Steve Carell arrives at the world premiere of "Despicable Me," on Sunday June 27, 2010 at The Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Katy Winn)

For some reason, despite the fact that he’s the lead character and best-known actor on the show, Steve Carell is just shocked that anyone would be upset that he's leaving The Office. “I'm surprised by it, frankly,” he tells the Los Angeles Times of the uproar surrounding his decision. “I didn't think it would be that big a deal. I'm just not renewing my contract. I'm surprised there's any sort of hubbub about it.” Um…riiiiiight.

Steve Carell, are you living on the planet of False Modesty? You are the “most important, likely irreplaceable character on a well-rated, beloved TV show,” writes Willa Paskin for New York. “This would be easier to believe if Carell is playing contract-negotiation games, which he doesn't seem to be, or if he is playing a character whose leading characteristic is intentional obliviousness, which we are starting to think he might be.”
(More Steve Carell stories.)

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