Silver fox Steve Carell loves the positive reaction his new grey hair has received.
The actor is currently promoting his animated movie Despicable Me 3, and caught attention when he stepped out in London last week (ends25Jun17) in a dapper outfit and noticeably silver hair.
During Steve’s appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday night, host Jimmy shared some headlines from online publications referring to the comedian’s look, including, “Move over, (George) Clooney; Steve Carell is our favorite silver fox now” and “Guys, Steve Carell just got insanely hot”.
In response, Steve laughed off comments about his newfound “stud muffin” status with his trademark dry humor, saying, “My wife finally said she’s in love with me. It’s exciting.”
Jimmy also jokingly asked whether Steve had been invited to any “silver fox meetings” with the likes of famously grey-haired stars like Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper. And The Office star happily played along, saying, “There’s a bracelet you get, and mine says Steve and on the other side of the bracelet it says ‘hunk of man meat.'”
During an interview in Los Angeles on Saturday, Steve also commented on the buzz surrounding his new look.
“I am so sick of people just looking at me for my physical attributes,” he quipped to Entertainment Tonight, adding, “It’s just genetic. There’s nothing I can do.”
Steve’s appearance has been a trending topic on social media, with many fans drawing comparisons to actor George Clooney’s look, as well as the makeover he undergoes in his 2011 comedy movie Crazy Stupid Love.
“Steve Carell is hot and you can’t convince me otherwise,” one fan declared, while another commented: “Honestly take your (Ryan) Gosling and your Zayn Malik and give me 2017 Steve Carell.”