Pittsburgh is a great city.
You know it. I know it. Steve Carell and Bryan Cranston now know it.
The two actors are in town filming Richard Linklater’s “Last Flag Flying,” an adaptation of the Darryl Ponicsan novel of the same name.
The duo and their top notch facial hair were spotted at the Penguins game last night and posed for a photo with legend Mario Lemieux. Cranston also snapped a photo with a family of fans.
The actors also attended Neil deGrasse Tyson’s lecture at Carnegie Music Hall last week with their co-star, Laurence Fishburne who took the stage with the celebrity astrophysicist. (According to attendee and friend of The Incline Stephanie Dinkmeyer, the audience was hyped. Her seats did not provide a clear view of Carell and Cranston, which was disappointing, she said.)
Carell and Cranston campaigned for Hillary Clinton in Pittsburgh in November.
It seems Carell may be making up for lost time. When he filmed “Foxcatcher” in Pittsburgh in 2012 and 2013, the “Office” actor didn’t have much time for exploring.
“I didn’t do much sightseeing or going out to restaurants, which I felt badly about, but the days were so long and grueling and stressful,” he told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in 2014. “Channing [Tatum] and Mark [Ruffalo], I think they were sort of in the same boat. I think we all just went back to our rooms to be depressed overnight.”
Meanwhile, the good people of Pittsburgh are downright desperate for a little Carell-Cranston love.
One way you can possibly get close to them? Apply to be an extra.