Now playing in limited release is one of my favorite films of 2014: director Bennett Miller’s (Moneyball, Capote) Foxcatcher. With career best performances and phenomenal direction, the film tells the true story of Olympic Wrestling Champion brothers Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) and Dave Schultz (Mark Ruffalo), and their troubled relationship with eccentric millionaire John du Pont (Steve Carell). The film also stars Sienna Miller, Vanessa Redgrave, and Anthony Michael Hall.
At the Los Angeles press day I landed an exclusive interview with Steve Carell. He talked about the positive critical response, if he really stayed in character on set, how the outtakes of the John du Pont documentary helped him get ready for the role, and a lot more.
Collider: First of all congratulations on the movie, you’re fantastic, the movie’s awesome, but now let’s get to the most important thing. As someone else from Massachusetts, how many times have you been to the Dunkin’ Donuts in LA?
STEVE CARELL: Where’s the Dunkin’ Donuts in LA?
On 12th and Wilshire.
CARELL: Did they just open it?
A few months ago.
CARELL: Because I saw a Dunkin’ Donuts truck in LA.
Yeah, it was probably doing a delivery. They’re expanding now in LA. There’s a location People Camped out.
CARELL: Oh, I Looked into it. I looked into a franchise, but they were only selling-
I spoke to you about this! Or John Krasinski, and all these guys were talking about doing it.
CARELL: Yeah, years ago. The idea was let’s get a bunch of Boston based guys, we’ll try to open one, and all the proceeds go to charity.