Steve Carell Reacts to Being the Internet's New Favorite Silver Fox
Even Jimmy Fallon asked the actor about his new stud status.
Move over, George Clooney — there's a new silver fox in town and he goes by the name of Steve Carell.
The actor debuted his salt-and-pepper locks last week while promoting his latest film, Despicable Me 3, in London with co-star Kristen Wiig and the Twittersphere took notice. The one tweet that seemed to catch the most attention online read, "Honestly take your Goslings and your Zayns Malik and give me 2017 Steve Carell."
Honestly take your Goslings and your Zayns Malik and give me 2017 Steve Carell pic.twitter.com/lUWWF2A8Ue— Chloe Gilke (@GilkeAsCharged) June 21, 2017
Since then a bevy of Twitter users have commented on The Office alum's "hot" status. Some joked that he got his Crazy, Stupid, Love makeover from Jacob [played by Ryan Gosling], while others pointed out that he's always been "hot dad material."
Steve Carrell is hot and you can't convince me otherwise pic.twitter.com/0AJ8Ulv5aF— Sam Stryker (@sbstryker) June 22, 2017
Steve Carrell 2017 looks like he gotta make over from Jacob from Crazy, Stupid, Love pic.twitter.com/2o1GQzGLb5— Alyc.Jude.Montoya. (@Smart_Alyc) June 26, 2017
steve carrell is proof that you can glo up at any age pic.twitter.com/fq6wN7mLLh— julia dimoutsikos (@platanopimp) June 28, 2017
y'all have been sleeping on steve carrell, he's always been hot dad material pic.twitter.com/XOfcCrlIj1— annika josephson (@annikaemj) June 27, 2017
i'm loving this 'steve carrell is a silver fox thing', but for the record he's clearly always been hot pic.twitter.com/tMM8Uy2KBc— initsogA ammE (@emmaaaaaaaaaago) June 26, 2017
In response to being the Internet's new favorite eye candy, Carell joked with Entertainment Tonight, "I am so sick of people just looking at me for my physical attributes. It's just genetic. There's nothing I can do." He added: "I'm bursting with pride. That’s very nice."
Even Jimmy Fallon asked about Carell becoming a newly minted silver fox during the actor's appearance on The Tonight Show on Tuesday night.
"Did you get invited to silver fox, like, meetings?" asked Fallon. "Do you go to a club and, like, Anderson Cooper is there, Andy Cohen?"
Carell responded with a straight face: "There's a bracelet you can get. Mine says 'Steve,' and on the other side of the bracelet it says 'hunk of man meat.'" He added: "You know, my wife finally says she's in love with me." What a lucky lady.