Steve Carell states Meryl Streep not joining cast of 'Anchorman 2' despite rumors

By Sarah Burbank-Douglas,

Steven Carell addressed rumors that It’s Complicated actress Meryl Streep would be “staying classy” with the cast of Anchorman when the sequel hits the screens in December.

Carell explains that the rumors took flight after the Oscar award winning actress gushed about how much she loved Anchorman. "I jokingly said, 'You should be in it,'" he explained to E! News. That comment took off with one blogger who reported that Streep was “begging” to have a part in sequel. “Yes she was a fan, but there's no validity to that,” he explained.

Although Streep won’t be seen joining the news room anytime soon, Star Wars actor Harrison Ford recently confirmed his role in the film, along with Bridesmaid actress Kristin Wiig.

Carell, Wiig, Ford along with Paul Rudd, David Koechner, Christina Applegate, James Marsden and rumored John C. Reily will return for Anchorman: The Legend Continues which hits theaters Dec. 20, 2013.



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