A couple weeks ago, Focus Features gave us the opportunity to attend the press junket for Lorene Scafaria‘s offbeat romantic comedy Seeking a Friend for the End of the World. The film focuses on two neighbors (played by Steve Carell and Keira Knightley) who bond during a road trip as they both try to reconnect with lost loves and family before a meteor destroys the Earth. For more on the film, click here for seven clips.
During my on-camera interview with Carell, we talked about what attracted him to the project, what about the script resonated with him, balancing the film’s humorous and melancholy aspects, and the songs on his apocalypse soundtrack. He also provided a brief update on Anchorman 2. Hit the jump to check out the interview, click here for my interview with Knightley, and click here for my interview with Scafaria. Seeking a Friend for the End of the World opens Friday.
- 0:06 – How he became involved with the project.
- 0:41 – Balancing the humor with the story’s more melancholy aspects.
- 1:27 – What music would be on his apocalypse soundtrack.
- 2:21 – The reason why the script resonated with him.
- 3:06 – A brief update on Anchorman 2.