Steve Carell has just been deemed Hollywood鈥檚 newest, hottest silver fox 鈥 affirming what we already knew, that silver hair is super hot 鈥 and, natch, the comedian has the BEST response to fans鈥 appreciation of his refined physical allure.

Steve Carell silver fox

The crush-sparking situation began over on social media when more than one person noticed that the 54-year-old funny-man has earned himself silver fox status as a result of fully and proudly embracing his gray hair.

However, the star (jokingly) isn鈥檛 on board with being seen as a piece of meat. 鈥淚 am so sick of people just looking at me for my physical attributes,鈥 he told ET at the premiere of Despicable Me 3 in LA on Saturday. 鈥淚t鈥檚 just genetic. There鈥檚 nothing I can do.鈥 Poor dude. Must be rough to be so lovable.

Steve Carell silver fox

On a more serious note (yes, he鈥檚 able to be serious when the situation calls for it鈥 like when fans fawn over his crush-worthiness), he added, 鈥淚鈥檓 bursting with pride. That鈥檚 very nice.鈥

Nice, indeed. Almost as nice as his easy-on-the-eyes silver fox ways.

Do you appreciate Steve Carell鈥檚 current silver fox look? Let us know @BritandCo!

(h/t Elle; photos via Tristan Fewings + Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty)