How Does Steve Carell Wield His Sexual Magnetism?

Steve Carell is going from The Office’s Michael Scott to The Incredible Burt Wonderstone.

He may have spent hours primping in the makeup trailer during the filming of his latest flicks — trying out flowing wigs and getting a sun-kissed tan — but the actor never felt more manly than suiting up as a Las Vegas magician with castmates Steve Buscemi and Jim Carrey.

“We all felt very virile when we donned on our wigs and spray tans and shaved our chests,” the 50-year-old told Celebuzz. “Steve Buscemi shaved his chest even though he didn’t expose his chest.”

“He’s just doing it because he loves doing it,” he playfully added.

Carell also joked that his character’s over-the-top costumes — which included one memorable burgundy velvet jumpsuit complete rhinestones and a plunging neckline — were already found in his home and helped productions costs.

“I had the velvet in my wardrobe but it wasn’t bedazzled,” he said. “It had maybe half that many sequins, so we did have to spend some extra money to sequin it up a little bit.”

Playing a womanizing magician, Carell was just another role in his roster of previous “sex symbols” roles.

“See, I always consider myself a sex symbol. I mean I think no matter what, anything I do, in the back of my mind, I think this is really turning women on. Even if the part would necessarily lend itself to that.”

He continued, “You know, [in] Little Miss Sunshine I played a gay, suicidal Proust scholar, but in the back of my mind I thought, ‘I am so damn sexy in this and people are loving me.’”

Watch the video above for more of our interview with Burt Wonderstone himself.

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