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

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

Audra Schroeder

Audra Schroeder

Audra Schroeder is the Daily Dot’s senior entertainment writer, and she focuses on streaming, comedy, and music. Her work has previously appeared in the Austin Chronicle, the Dallas Observer, NPR, ESPN, Bitch, and the Village Voice. She is based in Austin, Texas.