Carell filmed break-up on his anniversary
Steve Carell as Dodge, left, and Keira Knightley as Penny in Seeking A Friend for the End of the World. Picture: AP Photo/Focus Features, Darren Michaels.

Comedian Steve Carell had a sobering moment on the set of new film Seeking a Friend For the End of the World - he shot a scene where his real wife "left" him.

The 40 Year Old Virgin star's actress wife Nancy plays his partner, who leaves his desperate character at the beginning of the movie.

"They used the take where her shoe came off in the car, and she bolted across that field with one shoe on. I don't think I've ever seen her run that fast," Carell tells Parade.com.

The actor admits it was the worst day to film the break-up.

"We shot the scene on our 17th anniversary. (The director) got us a cake and the crew sang Happy Anniversary to us."

The West Australian

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