DuJour Navigation

Steve Carell’s Defining Moment

Steve Carell talks about the challenges of filming “The Big Short” and working with director Adam McKay

View the gallery

The Big Short

“There aren’t any times when I sit back after a take and think, I nailed it! I always had the sense that if I felt satisfied at the end of shooting a scene that I should retire right then,” Carell says of the film The Big Short, which unfolds against the 2007 financial crisis. “There are millions of ways to play something, and it’s infinite as to how something can unfold. What I try to do is put my faith in the director, who knows how these puzzle pieces will fit together. I’m just a piece and I’m going to try and make myself as useable as I can be.”