Steve Carell: Chest waxing? That will never happen again

The star of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day says it's written into his contracts that he'll never have to repeat that 40-year-old Virgin hair removal scene...

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Steve Carell is never having his chest waxed for a film role again. The 52-year-old comedy star, who underwent the painful process for 2005 film The 40-year-old Virgin, is keen to make sure hairs have been ripped from his body for the very last time.

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“Having the chest waxed, that will never happen again,” Carell told RadioTimes.com. “It’s not recommended.”

Carell even jokes that he’s got it written into his contract, saying: “That in no movie will I ever do that again? Yeah. That’s in my rider.”

Not that Carell is eschewing all embarrassing or painful experiences. His new film Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day contains a fair few of those, from his character’s shirt sleeves catching on fire to being kicked by a kangaroo…

“It was a lot of fun to film,” says Carell. “It was fun to start with someone who seemed to have it all together and then slowly unravel through the course of a day.”

“It’s always funny to me to see people try to hold onto their dignity in the face of adversity – and that’s definitely what happens in this movie.” 

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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is in UK cinemas 24th October