Carell Breaks Down Appeal of 'Despicable' Minions

By RAPHAEL CHESTANG

June 24, 2013

In winning over the hearts of moviegoers all over the globe, Steve Carell may have failed to impress his own kids, as he told ET at the Despicable Me 2 premiere on Saturday.

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"They so don't care that I'm in it just as long as they get to see some minions," said Carell, who brought his kids along on the yellow carpet. "The minions sort of trump everything else."

After becoming the 10th biggest animated motion picture in U.S. history, Gru and his minions are back for Despicable Me 2, where Gru finds himself juggling parenting while assisting the Anti-Villain League in dealing with a new super criminal.

Even with an impressive list of stars at the event (i.e. Kristen Wiig, Pharrell Williams, Miranda Cosgrove and Cloris Leachman), the life-sized henchmen stole the show.

"They're the Marx brothers," said Carell. "They're funny and they're physical and they're violent in a very benign way. You can't not love them."

Despicable Me 2 opens July 3.



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