Steve Carell talks "The Big Short"

When four outsiders saw what the big banks, media and government refused to the global collapse of the economy, they had an idea: The Big Short. Their bold investment led them into the dark underbelly of modern banking where they must question everyone and everything.

Based on Michael Lewis' best-selling novel of the same name, Adam McKay (known for his comedic offerings, Anchorman 1 and 2, Talladega Nights, The Other Guys) takes on his first dramatic/comedy film with, The Big Short. The movie stars an array of Hollywood's finest including Ryan Gosling, Christian Bale and Steve Carell as Steve Eisman, a hedge-funder who shorted the market spectacularly during the crisis.

Carell delivers yet another stellar dramatic performance fast on the heels of his Oscar-nominated role last year in Foxcatcher. Carell admits that he barely knew anything about the 2007 collapse of the housing market let alone understood the financial lingo, but he was grateful that his pal Adam McKay was bold enough to take it on. Carell was directed by McKay in both Anchorman films and totally trusted that he would get the job done right with The Big Short.

I recently spoke with Steve Carell in Los Angeles about working on The Big Short where he addressed his concerns about the subject matter and his joy when he found out that he' d be reuniting with his Crazy, Stupid Love co-star Ryan Gosling.

The Big Short will be in wide release on December 23rd.