Are you kidding me? Jeez, the things you find out about people. Steve Carell is hilarious and makes a ton of coin acting now, but he recently told Parade that he used to be a wine telemarketer!
“Talking people into buying wine on the phone is not an easy job to begin with” he said, “but when you don’t know anything about wine and you really don’t drink it, it becomes even more difficult.”
Hold up – “you really don’t drink it”??? Oh, Steve! You need to hang with grapefriend. He may not drink a lot in real life, but his movies fare a bit better:
This was him in Dinner for Schmucks, rockin’ some bub with Paul Rudd (his glass is full, but whatever!):
- Phil and Claire have Chardonnays at the bar
- They clink empty wine glasses, even though Claire notes that it’s bad luck.
- They drink expensive red wine at The Claw
- Phil vomits after the excitement; “Is that blood?” “No, it’s Cabernet.”
FYI, there’s a wine called Date Night that did a series of screenings when the movie came out.
Anyway, then Bon Appetit asked Steve, “What’s your drink of choice when you go out?” And he said, “Amstel Light or red wine.”