—AMANDA PEET, costarring with John Cusack in the drama Martian Child
, on having love for both coasts
STEVE CARELL, CURRENTLY STARRING IN THE COMEDY DAN IN REAL LIFE, DISHES ON ...
His awkward courtship of his wife, actress Nancy Walls: We are both really shy. I said, "Boy, if I were ever to go out on a date with someone like you...." And she said, "I bet I'd date someone like you...." We danced around it for weeks before I finally said, "Well, do you wanna?"
Being a dad: I'm already seeing my daughter's cynical sense of humor and she's 6! I bought these shoes, and I'm thinking I'm a cool dad, I'm going to show her my new half-boot shoes. So I said, "What do you think of these?" And she's like, "Mmm no, not liking them."
Playing Maxwell Smart in the upcoming Get Smart
: I am sort of billing it as a comedic Bourne Identity
Life since The 40-Year-Old Virgin
made him a movie star: I have a helluva lot more money than I used to! That's the only perceivable difference. I will definitely be able to send my kids to college now, which was a question before.
"Have you seen Kelsey Grammer's wife?"
—SETH ROGEN, offering his proof that nerds rule the world, at the New Yorker Festival in N.Y.C.
3 Questions For ...
1 YOU COSTAR WITH SCARLETT JOHANSSON
IN THE UPCOMING DRAMA THE SPIRIT. HAVEN'T YOU BEEN PAIRED WITH HER BEFORE?
I did one of my first acting jobs with Scarlett. It was called My Brother the Pig
. I was a lot older than her; she was only like 14, but she ran circles around me! I played her live-in babysitter, and I accidentally turn her brother into a pig. I'm not even joking!
2 WELL, YOU'VE COME A LONG WAY SINCE THEN. HOW DO YOU CHOOSE WHAT ROLES YOU'LL TAKE ON?
The best experiences I have, I usually say no to in the beginning. I said no to Hitch
: I was like, "I love Will [Smith], but I want to be a serious actress!" And I said no to We Own the Night
for a year because I'm a complete idiot and I have no reflex. I've paid a lot of money for therapy.
3 SO, DOES THIS MEAN YOU'LL BE LESS SELECTIVE IN THE FUTURE?
Well, I probably won't be doing a Fast and Furious 4
- CONTRIBUTORS Danielle Anderson,
- With Carrie Bell,
- Jed Dreben.
"I'm not into vilifying L.A., like "Everyone is so dumb, everyone has fake boobs...." It's just not true. There's a lot of really smart, fascinating people there. I'm a New Yorker who loves L.A."