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Steve Carell: "Gervais hates me"

2010-08-24 10:22

Steve Carell is paranoid his comic contemporary doesn't like him because of his modest personality.

The actor – who recently announced he is quitting the American version of Ricky's sitcom The Office – is afraid his comic contemporary doesn't like him.

When told Ricky hates people who project an "ever-so-humble shtick" during an interview with the Observer Magazine, Steve laughed and said: "Oh dear, he probably hates me."

The 48-year-old star also doesn't understand why people are interested in him because he thinks he is "ordinary".

Steve – who has two children, daughter Elizabeth, nine, and six-year-old son Johnny, with wife Nancy Walls Carell – said: "I don't know how other people perceive the lives of actors but mine is fairly ordinary. I go to work, I come home, I put my kids to bed. If I'm home in time for dinner, I have dinner and then it's bedtime."

Despite his apparently mundane existence, Steve wouldn't change his life in any way.

He explained: "It's not like I'm a wallflower. I think I'm fairly average. I don't attempt to stand out in any way. I'm not out there. I'm not somebody who's constantly entertaining, I'm not the life of the party."

Steve Carell is paranoid his comic contemporary, Ricky Gervais, doesn't like him because of his modest personality.
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