Steve Carell approves of James Spader Hire

Posted Tuesday July 19, 2011 1:42 PM GMT

Promoting his new film “Crazy, Stupid, Love” - which hits theaters on July 29th - Steve Carell called in for a quick chat with “On Air with Ryan Seacrest” on Monday morning (July 18).

The Michael Scott actor first commented on James Spader being hired for "The Office".

Approving of the situation, Steve said, “I think it was a great move. I think he is an excellent choice. There going back to work in two weeks so its going to be really wierd. I think that’ll be the first weird pang that I get like I’m the only one not going back to school, and everyone else is.”

Moving along to his new film, Carell opened up about his "Crazy, Stupid, Love" co-star Ryan Gosling, as the Michael Scott actor revealed, “He’s hilarious. I think people know him as a very intense dramatic actor, but he is also really funny. Also a great improviser too. Not to mention…I can’t tell you how many questions I’ve gotten about Ryan Gosling’s physique!”

Going on to describe his own character – a man named Cal Weaver whose wife “after 15 years of marriage she wants a divorce, and so I [Cal] jump out of a car. I decide to get back out into the dating pool. The local lothario, Ryan Gosling, helps me out to that end. At least that's sort of the beginning of movie, but the movie turns into much more then just that. Its just sort of the entrance into that.”

“I think a lot of people can identify with it. I’ve had friends that have had long term relationships and marriages and are just left hanging. What do you do? The dating world there is certainly a different place, and you have to make some big choices as to what your going to do with the rest of your life,” Carell added about the upcoming comedy.

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