Steve Carell is back in the game as Gru, the curmudgeonly super-villain with a crazy accent whose life has been completely transformed by his daughters. In the comedy adventure sequel, Despicable Me 2, he’s left behind his life of crime to raise Margo (Miranda Cosgrove), Edith (Dana Gaier) and Agnes (Elsie Fisher) and become the perfect dad. But just as he starts to adjust to his new role, he’s recruited by an ultra-secret organization and finds himself unexpectedly working for the good guys. Opening July 3rd, the sequel also features Benjamin Bratt, Kristen Wiig, Russell Brand and Ken Jeong.
At the film’s recent press day, Carell talked about reprising the role, how he first found the voice for Gru, and why he’s happy with the evolution of the story and characters and the way the film celebrates a family’s love and commitment. He also revealed what he’d have Minions do for him in real life, why edible guacamole sombreros are bound to be a big hit this summer, the interview he did in character on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the backstory behind The Office finale, and his upcoming role in The Way Way Back. Hit the jump to read the full interview.