Steve Carell and Keira Knightley on why they’re Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World stars comedian Steve Carell and Oscar nominated actress Keira Knightley as it tells the story of a new unexpected relationship between a recently divorced man and a hopeless romantic female neighbor.

Knightley explained: "I think it's about the end of the world.

"It's about a kind of road trip and unlikely friendship that happens at the end of the world.

“I think what it's really about is kind of what becomes important in life, like actually what are the important things and what becomes brilliant... I am saying important again and again. I seem to be stuck on this (laughs)."

Patton Oswalt had a smaller role in the movie, but felt very proud to be part of the film nonetheless. He said: "It felt like we were messing around and getting to do really great stuff and there is also that confidence of 'Oh I get to be in a good film'.

“Even though I only have a couple of scenes, they are in a really good movie.' So that's always exciting.”

While this is not a road movie, Steve Carell and Keira Knightley spent lots of time filming scenes in a car. The duo admitted this was the best time they had while working.

Carell smiled: "A lot of those scenes in the car were really fun for me. That's I think where we bonded the most.”

Knightley added” "I think it's the way, because that's the wonderful thing, this wasn't a film that was made on the biggest budget which really means you have to be ready to go and kind of really be a team and support each other. I was very lucky that it was Steve, he's a good team player."

Everyone knows former The Office star Steve Carell is often cast as the funnyman. But this time, Keira Knightley has her go as well, and Carell explained why he thought she works in the film.

He answered: "It's not like a dramatic actor coming into a comedy and saying, 'Oh I need to be funny or silly in order to be a part of a comedy.'

"She is someone who approaches it as a character and everything comes out of that as opposed to, 'I need to find a joke. There is a confidence there about the comedy that I think just makes it infinitely funnier and more real. I don't know, I am a huge fan. So to answer your question, yes she is."

  • Seeking A Friend for the End of the World opens in the UK on July 13.

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