Students flee studies over rumors of Steve Carell touring UW campus
Rumors remain unconfirmed, speculation
MADISON, Wis. — Students fled from midterm studies and classes Monday after rumors spread on social media that the beloved movie and television star Steve Carell was on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.
Rumor had it that the Carell — widely known for his comedic role as Michael Scott in “The Office” as well as in movies including “Anchor Man,” “Despicable Me,” “The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” “Little Miss Sunshine” and more — was on campus to tour the college with one of his children. This all remains rumor.
Initial “sightings” of the star were blurry. He was believed to be sporting sunglasses and a baseball cap.
NOT MY VIDEO but michael scott is in �� pic.twitter.com/BU9KyGDCiS
— sami (@samistroebs) March 19, 2018
Saw Steve Carell on campus I have PEAKED pic.twitter.com/k40Ib48R3H
— regan (@reganbush97) March 19, 2018
Later in the day, the photos got clearer and the rumors seemed a little more real.
— Charlie Mrkvicka (@charlesmrk) March 19, 2018
— Midnight Swami (@MVPinitials) March 19, 2018
Some students posted on social media saying they would leave their classes and abandon their midterm studies to catch a glimpse of the star.
— kelsey kopiske (@kels_kopiske) March 19, 2018
Today when I saw Steve Carell I wish I would’ve told him I stopped studying for the 2 exams I have today just to see him so he could’ve said this to me pic.twitter.com/KnUe7WTx8v
— Nelly Santiago (@_nellysantiago) March 19, 2018
UW-Madison Communications representatives could not confirm or deny the rumors that the Carell was on campus. Carell and his wife — actress and writer Nancy Carell — have two children. The older of the two, his daughter, turns 17 soon.
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