Steve Carell talks about writing ‘Casino Night’

Steve Carell talks to Lisa Rosen of the L.A. Times about what it was like to write the upcoming season finale, Casino Night.

For one thing, he tried to get out of writing the episode at one point:

He had essentially one weekend to write the script, and his parents were coming to town for that weekend. So he went into Daniels’ office to try to get out of it. “I said I don’t know if I can give it my full attention, and I don’t want to do a half-baked job of it,” said Carell by phone from the set of “Evan Almighty” in Virginia. “But he is a very persuasive gentleman, and I walked out of the meeting not only still writing the episode, but filled with all sorts of hope and excitement about the episode.”

Read the full article here — which validates what the rest of the cast has always said — that Steve is the nicest, most normal kind of guy.