I understand what the character in the movie is going through because you don’t want to see your kids get hurt. I’m enjoying their childhood as long as I can, because I know there’s another period of time that’s going to be a very, very different and difficult growth period for everybody, for my wife and I as well. It’s a natural extension of the first movie, which I thought was smart.
How do you like returning to this role and do you like how your character has evolved in the sequel? The characters changed and grew, no pun intended, but at the same time the sense of the movie feels familiar.
The tone of it is the same as the first one, but the family is different.
And not to make too fine a point on it, because you don’t want to over analyze the movie, but there are certain things that struck me about the story.
One is that Gru is looking, he’s searching for what’s he’s going to do.
He thinks he’s going to start a jam and jelly business, and that doesn’t seem to be working out.
Face-off: The first Battle Of The Sexes photo shows Emma Stone, 27, as Billie Jean King and Steve Carell, 53, as Bobby Riggs at 1973's press conference where the tennis players announced their man vs.
woman match It said: 'With a supportive husband urging her to fight the Establishment for equal pay, the fiercely private King was also struggling to come to terms with her own sexuality, while Riggs gambled his legacy and reputation in a bid to relieve the glories of his past.' Co-directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, the movie also stars Sarah Silverman as World Tennis magazine founder Gladys Heldman, who helped organise a women’s circuit when the players felt they weren’t receiving equal pay with men.
he’s left behind his life of crime to raise Margo (Miranda Cosgrove), Edith (Dana Gaier) and Agnes (Elsie Fisher) and become the perfect dad.
But just as he starts to adjust to his new role, he’s recruited by an ultra-secret organization and finds himself unexpectedly working for the good guys.
Opening July 3, the sequel also features Benjamin Bratt, Kristen Wiig, Russell Brand and Ken Jeong.
At the film’s recent press day, Carell talked about reprising the role, how he first found the voice for Gru, and why he’s happy with the evolution of the story and characters and the way the film celebrates a family’s love and commitment. We’re not quite there yet, and I hope I’m not the same sort of dad.