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Emma Watson Sent Steve Carell the Nicest Note About His Fashion Choices

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While she wasn't at The Oscars last night, Emma Watson sure was keeping a good eye on the proceedings. And after she saw what Steve Carell was wearing, she sent him a really nice note about his choice of cufflinks for the ceremony.

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Watson is not only an actress and a scholar but an activist, so when Carell (who was up for best actor for his role as Michael Scarn in Threat Level Midnight) wore "He For She" cufflinks to the ceremony, she wrote him a note and posted it on Twitter to make sure it got to him (and pretty much the rest of the world).

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Here's a transcript from Uproxx:

Dear Steve Carell,

You were pure genius in Little Miss Sunshine (one of my all time favourite films), my brother became obsessed with you after Anchorman, I wanted to marry you or have you adopt me after Crazy, Stupid, Love, I hated that guy you played in The Way Way Back, and then you were mind-blowing in Foxcatcher. I think you're so awesome and today you are wearing ‪#‎HeForShe‬ Monique Péan cufflinks at the Oscars to support Gender Equality. Couldn't be more proud! THANK YOU.

Love,

Emma x

If you have any bad things to say about Steve Carell please post them in the comments because, honestly, he seems like a saint and I don't know if my heart can take genuinely liking someone and being happy for their success. Both Carell and Watson just seem to be awesome all around.

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I have a theory about people who become wildly successful/famous on the level that Steve has achieved: their relationship with their past, pre-fame and success, is an either or proposition. Either they embrace it. Or they shed it like a snake sheds its skin, leaving it in the middle of the road, to dry up and blow away.

Ten years ago, I was selling high-end luxury cars. In walks Steve, not quite yet the Steve Carell of today, but still recognizable as "that funny actor from "The 40-Year Old Virgin." Having been from Chicago, and coming up through the improv-comedy ranks that were such a staple of Chicago in the 80s and 90s, Steve and I knew each other, though it had been years since we had last seen each other. And obviously our paths had been wildly different.

When I approached him he was polite in a slightly stiff way, but then recognized me and instantly relaxed. I guessed that that was the result of being in that in-between phase of your ascent as an actor when you don't know if someone is necessarily going to recognize you or not so you have to play the middle. In either case, we chatted, and he asked me what I was doing there, which made us both laugh.

I demo'd him on a car, and during our drive we chatted about things in the most relaxed fashion. He was funny, affable, and just a mensch. At some point when we got down to discussing his prospective purchase, a transaction that was ultimately going to be handled by his manager and mine, he went to great lengths to male sure I was going to be paid for my efforts, a gesture that fell way beyond the necessary, somewhere above the heroic.

A few years later I was working in an oceanside Malibu eatery, the kind of place where people go to see the water, eat and not be disturbed, especially if you're a celebrity. By this point, Steve has become STEVE CARELL. There with his lovely wife Nancy, they glided in, taking a table that overlooked the water, one that happened to be in my station. When I approached them with menus, he looked up at me with that kind of neutral face I suppose you have to have when you're used to being recognized, but upon seeing it was me, that face vanished in favor of incredulity.

I calmly told him that I had been stalking him ever since the new car incident; we had a laugh, he introduced me to Nancy, giving me a generous backstory. I served them their lunch, chatting amicably throughout. When it was over, Steve tipped me extremely generously, but the nicest thing was that he said he couldn't wait to see where I would turn up in his life next.

Bottom line? The man falls into the former category I set forth in this piece.

He knows where he's been; he's embraced it and embroidered it into who he is today. In my humble estimation, it is a huge contributory factor not only in his success as an actor, but, more importantly, as a human being.