Steve Carell carries that question around like a portable chessboard. One evening in December, he sat at a huge dining table on Stage 18 of the Paramount Studios lot, ruminating. Carell was playing Barry, a sweet, beamish misfit who builds dioramas using taxidermized mice. Among the other oddballs present are a ventriloquist with a promiscuous dummy and a vulture trainer with a baleful-looking bird. Carell has a face built for comedy, its Sears-catalogue handsomeness hilarified by a butter pat of hair, an L-wrench nose, and deep-socketed, woe-is-me green eyes.
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And yes, they definitely talked about that instantly iconic scene. During a commercial break, when stars typically mingle, the pair took the opportunity to snap a selfie together and chat about the time Carell gave Clarkson a shout-out for the ages. One of my favorite moments of my life! I love you and your lovely wife!