Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner Talk ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY, Who Ruined the Most Takes, CURLY SUE, and More

     October 9, 2014


Opening this weekend is director Miguel Arteta’s Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.  Based on the classic children’s book of the same name, the film follows 11-year-old Alexander (Ed Oxenbould) as he experiences the most terrible day of his young life.  But then, things get even worse and Alexander finds himself watching his upbeat parents (Jennifer Garner and Steve Carell), older brother (Dylan Minnette) and sister (Kerris Dorsey), and even the little baby of the family (Zoey and Elise Vargas) going through a string of events so terrible that they make up the baddest of very bad days.  For more on the film, watch the trailer here.

At the recent Los Angeles press day I landed a video interview with Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner.  They talked about working with the kids, who ruined the most takes from laughing, being able to share the film with their families, and what Curly Sue taught Carell about working with kids.  Hit the jump to watch.

Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner:

  • What did Curly Sue teach Steve about working with kids?
  • What was it like working with all the kids?
  • Who ruined the most takes from laughing?
  • Was being able to share this film with their family one of the reasons they wanted to make this film?



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