Steve Carell Describes 'Weird Tongue Action' with Marisa Tomei

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ET sits down with Steve Carell to discuss his role as actor/producer on the new comedy "Crazy, Stupid, Love." The star also opens up about his tongue-revealing make-out scene with co-star Marisa Tomei and explains why he didn't feel awkward during a nude scene involving Ryan Gosling.
Steve reveals that not everything about his kissing scene with Marisa was scripted. "Well, obviously a lot of it was improvised and every time we did it would be a little bit different. So the trick was to be able to edit it all together and have it make sense."
Ryan has a pivotal nude scene and Steve said he would have gladly shed his clothes too if producers had let him. "I tried to do most of the nude stuff myself, but the studio thought it would be a better idea if Ryan did most of the nude stuff. Was it awkward? No, actually I kind of enjoyed it. He's a very handsome guy, you know, there's no disputing that. And I am not ashamed to say that I find him very attractive."
Ryan said his main reason for taking on the comedic role was so that he could finally fulfill a longtime dream to work with Steve. As for appearing nude, he said the whole thing kind of turned into a joke on the set. "It was just weird because everybody knew that I was trying to make muscles, and I was just eating chicken all the time, trying to feed my muscles, and making them. And everyone was waiting to see what I had made. So they just made fun of me."
Emma Stone talked about a major theme in the film -- relationships -- and gave her opinion on how things can be complicated if a couple is in the public eye. "I mean that's always a difficult thing, if anybody's in your business. But you know that could be a nosy mother-in-law too, right? Everyone knows that relationships are tough. So you get it, if you've got a nosy mother-in-law, you know what it's like."
Watch the video to learn more from the cast and to hear Julianne Moore's feelings on working with Steve, whom she jokingly refers to as a "bossy" boss.
Steve's character in the film has a seemingly perfect life, but it begins to unravel after his wife (Moore) reveals that she cheated and wants a divorce. Steve enlists the help of the ultimate ladies' man (Gosling) to help him get back into the romantic game. 'Crazy, Stupid, Love.' -- also starring Kevin Bacon, Liza Lapira and Josh Groban -- hits theaters July 29.