Steve Carell responds to reaching silver fox status: 'I'm bursting with pride'

Steve Carell has officially achieved silver fox status. The 54-year-old sent social media into a frenzy when he showed off his perfectly coiffed salt and pepper hair at a recent photocall for his new film Despicable Me 3. “Honestly take your [Ryan] Goslings and Zayns Malik and give me 2017 Steve Carell,” wrote one user on Twitter.

TAP TO VIEW GALLERYSteve showed off his new look at a photocall for his new film 'Despicable Me 3' in London

Even Jimmy Fallon got swept up in Steve’s new look when the actor dropped by The Tonight Show on Tuesday (June 27). "You're a stud muffin," gushed the late-night host, before asking Steve if he now attends silver fox meetings with stars like Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen. "There's a bracelet you can get. Mine says Steve and on the other side of the bracelet, it says, 'hunk of man meat,'” joked the actor.

And while being an international sex symbol has its benefits, the father of two revealed that the highlight of his new look is the fulfilment of some unrequited love. "My wife [actress Nancy Carell] finally said she's in love with me," he quipped.

Earlier this week, Steve was asked how he feels about being a trending topic on the Internet. "I'm bursting with pride. That's very nice," he told Entertainment Tonight at the LA premiere of Despicable Me 3. The former Office star also joked that his good looks are just genetics. "I am so sick of people just looking at me for my physical attributes. It's just genetic. There's nothing I can do," he said to the media outlet.

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