“Steve Carell Opens Up About His First Encounter with Taylor Swift and Their Fandom Connection – Newsweek”

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Steve Carell recently opened up about his admiration for Taylor Swift during his appearance on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon. On the June 10 episode, Carell shared his initial encounter with Swift and the moment that solidified his fandom.

The actor recalled their first meeting on Total Request Live, the popular MTV music video countdown show. “Briefly, I met TS. Remember TRL way back? Early on in my career and in hers, we were both on TRL at the same time,” Carell told Fallon. He added, “I thought, boy, she seems special, like even back then. She was very sweet and very nice, just had a really nice first impression.”

Although their interaction was brief, Carell shared a moment that made him realize Swift’s genuine kindness. “And then years later, obviously following her career, she became a big superstar,” The Office alum said. He continued, “I remember seeing some video of her at a hospital, playing an acoustic guitar for a patient there. Some kid. It was no big crew, it was like a really low-key handheld thing that she sort of just did on the sly. And I thought, “That’s so cool and not publicized and just leading with her heart. And I thought, ‘Okay, yeah, I’m a fan.'”

After sharing his heartfelt story about Swift, Fallon commented that Carell is also a very nice guy, to which Carell responded, “No, no, no. Not Taylor Swift level.”

This isn’t the first time Carell has publicly praised the pop star. In a 2014 interview with ABC News, he sang the lyrics from “Shake it Off” and expressed his love for Swift.

Steve Carell’s Biography:
– Born on August 16, 1962, in Concord, Massachusetts
– Known for his role as Michael Scott on The Office
– Has starred in films such as The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Despicable Me
– Received a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy for The Office

Short History of Total Request Live (TRL):
– Aired on MTV from 1998 to 2008
– Hosted by Carson Daly
– Featured popular music videos and celebrity guests
– Helped launch the careers of artists like Britney Spears and Eminem

Bullet Points:
– Steve Carell shares admiration for Taylor Swift
– Recalls first meeting on Total Request Live
– Impressed by Swift’s genuine kindness
– Publicly praised Swift in past interviews
– Known for his role on The Office and various films
– TRL was a popular MTV show that aired from 1998 to 2008

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