When Steve Carell’s character in The 40-Year-Old Virgin is getting ready to start dating, he gets his chest waxed. And during that wax, he inexplicably screams out “Kelly Clarkson!”
Carell told Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show that he had never met Kelly Clarkson until recently, and that he was very nervous about her feelings towards that slightly awkward shout out in the 2005 hit comedy.
“I thought she’d be mad about me about that,” Carell said. “Like, ‘is he making fun of me?'”
Turns out, Kelly Clarkson was very nice about it.