Sound Smart at a Party for the Week of October 7 – October 14 » Steve Carell

“I want to play a jerk- a really, really mean guy. Someone who is just reprehensible, but doesn’t think he is.”—Steve Carell, explaining how he wants to play someone even more unlikable than his character. Michael Scott after he leaves NBC’s The Office at the end of the seventh season. Carell was at the 2010 New Yorker Festival Party on Sunday in New York. (AP Photo/The 2010 New Yorker Festival, Amy Sussman)

“I want to play a jerk- a really, really mean guy. Someone who is just reprehensible, but doesn’t think he is.”—Steve Carell, explaining how he wants to play someone even more unlikable than his character. Michael Scott after he leaves NBC’s The Office at the end of the seventh season. Carell was at the 2010 New Yorker Festival Party on Sunday in New York. (AP Photo/The 2010 New Yorker Festival, Amy Sussman)

In this publicity image released by The 2010 New Yorker Festival, actor Steve Carell speaks at the 2010 New Yorker Festival Party on Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010 in New York. (AP Photo/The 2010 New Yorker Festival, Amy Sussman)