It was tough to find the right tone, ... The first time, it was way too graphic. It pulled people out of the movie.
More Quotes from Steve Carell:I always thought that if I could get on a sitcom as maybe the wacky neighbor, that would be pretty incredible.
The BBC show is iconic, and you can't set that as a goal. All we tried to do was make a funny show based on the template, which is hilarious. And that was really our only goal.
I had no idea it would be as painful as it was, ... It really stung.
I just liked the notion of a guy trying desperately to tell a sex story but having no knowledge of sex or no handle on the vernacular of sex talk, and trying to invent it with very adept guys who have told the sex story many, many times.
When I auditioned for the part, I had no idea how beloved the BBC version was. If I had known, I would have been scared out of my mind. I just wanted to do something funny and slightly different. I didn't want to be held up to a TV icon.
Talking to my wife, we stare at each other, saying, 'How is this happening? Why is this happening? Why now?' It's nothing I ever aspired to.
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