Steve Carell was offered to play villain
Actor Steve Carell was inundated with offers to play a ‘murderous villain’ after his Oscar nomination for Foxcatcher (2014).
“[I was inundated with scripts for] psychological thrillers, with me always as the murderous villain. So, some doors certainly swung open. But they weren’t necessarily the ones I wanted to go through,” Carell told the Sunday Telegraph magazine.
His new movie Beautiful Boy (2018), a father-and-son chronicle of drug addiction, is based on the memoirs of both — David, who he plays, and the writer’s son, recovering addict Nic Sheff.
While the actor got to meet with the real David, just when he spoke with fund manager Steve Eisman for his portrayal of a version of him in satire The Big Short (2015), he found their conversations quite uncomfortable.
He said, “It’s always odd, because you don’t want them to feel as if they’re some sort of science experiment. But at the same time, you don’t want to be cavalier.”
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