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Their reel lives may be separate, but in real life Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig are as close as can be.
The comedic actors didn't record a single scene together for their new animated movie "Despicable Me 3," but their chemistry is so razor-sharp off the big screen that Carell always had an idea how Wiig would perform her lines even though they weren't in the same studio.
"The sad thing is that we are in the movie together, and really the only time we work together is doing press," Carell told the Daily News. "Because when we do our voice sessions, they're always separate. But I always have in the back of my mind how Kristen is going to be doing it."
"And he's always right," joked Wiig.
Carell reprises his role of the villain-turned-hero Gru in the latest installment to the beloved kid's film franchise, while Wiig returns to play his wife and Anti-Villain League agent Lucy Wilde. The movie — due out Friday — centers on Gru meeting his long lost twin brother Dru (also voiced by Carell), who urges his sibling to return to villainy for one last heist.
It's the latest chapter in a movie series that had its first two installments each gross more than $540 million globally — and a spinoff, "Minions," about Gru's lovable yellow henchmen, that took home over $1.1 billion worldwide.
Carell, 54, had already enjoyed a prolific acting career packed with comedy blockbusters and a starring role on "The Office" when he signed on for the first "Despicable Me," which came out in 2010, but he admits he never imagined he'd lead an animated project that got so huge.
"I did a bunch of animated things before this, but I never thought any of them would turn into a franchise," Carell said. "You never know how they'll turn out, you never know what kind of audiences they'll garner, so I think everyone was a little shocked and surprised, happily, that the series did as well as it did."
The starring role in the "Despicable Me" movies also proved to be a dream come true for Wiig, who rose to fame as a cast member on "Saturday Night Live" from 2005 to 2012.> 10 photos view gallery A look at 'Saturday Night Live' cast members' breakthrough Hollywood roles
Long before the actress, 43, was appearing in live-action titles like "Bridesmaids" and "Ghostbusters," she knew she'd one day like to take on an animated feature.
"I've always wanted to do one," she told the Daily News. "I grew up watching animated films and obviously cartoons when I was much younger. I've always wanted to do it. I think because maybe I did a lot of sketch comedy and you try to find different characters through manipulating your voice. I always thought it would be such a fun job."
Carell and Wiig faced the tall task of keeping the franchise fresh as it entered its third movie, but they both said it's the movie's directors and producers who really deserve the credit.
That's because they're the ones who cooked up the new storylines for Gru, Lucy and the minions — freeing up Carell and Wiig to focus on letting their humor shine.
"When we go in to record it's just fun and easy, and we improvise and we're laughing," Wiig said. "The only challenge is just trying to figure out a new line."
Turns out, they improvised quite a bit.
"I can never remember what was scripted or what was improvised," Carell said. "They're very collaborative. The directors and the writers are always open to suggestions and encourage improv really on every line. I think the best thing we can do to serve the movies is to just give them as many options as we can."
They've certainly had fun with the franchise over the past seven years — especially during those rare occasions when their paths actually cross in person.
"From the first time we met, (Kristen has been) nothing but the kindest, sweetest person I know … she is holding up a tiny little candy heart to her heart," Carell said. "That is sort of indicative of the adorable relationship we have. She's the best."
And there's nothing despicable about that.
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