Steve Carell avoided wearing sandals and white socks for his latest big screen outing as a therapist as it was "too much of a character type".
The Hollywood funnyman stars as Dr. Feld in Hope Springs - a comedy drama based around a long-term couple seeking marriage counselling.
Steve's character has a specific look in the film, but the 49-year-old star was careful to avoid stereotypes when coming up with his wardrobe choices.
"I modelled him after one man in particular who had that voice and demeanour. One of the things I loved best about him was that he wore sandals and white socks, but it almost seemed like too much of a character type," he laughed in an interview with Movie Talk.
Steve and the film's costume designer Ann Roth shared their ideas about what Dr. Feld should look like. The actor's personal style choices fitted the bill at times.
"We talked a lot about what he might wear. He's up in Maine and he's a professional but there's a certain casual style, but at the same time he wants to remain a bit of a professional," he added to moviehole.net.
"Actually these are the boots that I wore in the movie, they were my own boots. Ann saw them and said 'You should just wear those.'"
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