NEW YORK — His Office character Michael Scott may be utterly clueless, but Steve Carell knows a thing or two.
And when it comes to his sixth shot at the best actor Emmy, Carell jokes that he’s got this one in the bag.
“Of course, what could possibly go wrong? How could I lose? I don’t even know if that’s even a remote possibility,” the 48-year-old said with a laugh.
Carell’s latest nomination was for his final season on the hit NBC comedy — his last chance to take home the trophy for his role as the inept Dunder Mifflin branch manager.
Carell says he’ll be attending this year’s awards on Sept. 18 with low expectations and no regrets.
“I’m very proud of having been on that show and all the friendships that I got out of it,” he said.
“An Emmy would be great, but it wouldn’t make my experience on The Office any better because it was already so good.”
Carell, who stars alongside Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore and Emma Stone in the upcoming romantic comedy “Crazy, Stupid, Love,” says he’s still not comfortable with being famous. The movie opens July 29.
“It’s something that I never expected or never dreamt of happening. I just don’t want my kids to have a warped perception of me or my relationship with them,” he said. “I remember driving around with my daughter and I think posters for some movie had gone up and she was just a little girl … and she was like, ’Why are there pictures of you everywhere?’ And I think it was as weird for me as it was for her.”