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Cool dad Steve Carell totally knew Lorde was going to be huge

He knows a good pop song when he hears it. 


Audra Schroeder


Posted on Oct 10, 2014   Updated on May 30, 2021, 10:37 am CDT

Steve Carell joined Jimmy Fallon last night to discuss his new movie, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Carell indulged Fallon’s penchant for making celebs do stupid human tricks by catching grapes in his mouth. But he also revealed something far more substantial: He predicted Lorde’s ascension.

Yes, Carell heard the New Zealand singer’s “Royals” early on, and told his One Direction–loving daughter it was going to be huge. She didn’t believe it and he got to have an “in your face” moment. Is there any other reason to have kids?

Screengrab via the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon/YouTube

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*First Published: Oct 10, 2014, 11:32 am CDT