Steve Carell Has Never Watched ‘The Office’

by Jeremy Spirogis
Steve Carell as Michael Scott in

Your common Office fan has seen the collection no less than twice. And many merely use the sitcom as background noise for any and all at-home actions and might recite traces from virtually any episode.

Steve Carell, the comedic genius behind Michael Scott, has by no means watched The Office in its entirety. Some actors don’t like to observe their work again. But the truth that Carell averted watching probably the most beloved comedies of the final decade is borderline spectacular.

Steve Carell as Michael Scott in 'The Office'
“Business Ethics” – Steve Carell as Michael Scott | Justin Lubin/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal by way of Getty Images by way of Getty Images

Steve Carell has solely seen snippets of ‘The Office’

In 2019, Carell was a visitor on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. The interview started with Colbert asserting that The Office was the most-streamed present on all of Netflix. That’s six years after the comedy went off the air. The host went on to ask the actor if he ever watched the collection. He replied, “No.”

“Well, sometimes the cast would get together and we’d watch it together. That was really fun. But no, I tend not to do that. I don’t know,” Carell continued with a glance that prompt watching himself on-screen can be a less-than-pleasant expertise (we’re sorry he feels that means as a result of we, like many, have the alternative expertise).

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Carell did an interview with The New Indian Express a yr later the place he was requested the identical query.

“Did you watch your self when The Office was on air?” the publication requested.

“No. Well, sometimes a member of the cast would get together, and we would watch it – which is fun, but no, I tend not to,” he responded.

Carell additionally informed the publication that he’d by no means watched the UK model of The Office. But that he’s been that means to.

“I haven’t, actually. Never,” he responded when the interviewer requested him if he’d ever watched the collection. “I have it and I thought I would watch it after the show ends, but I haven’t. But I remember getting the call to audition, and Paul Rudd telling me, ‘This is awesome! You have to see it.’”

Steve Carell doesn’t watch the films he’s in both

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Colbert additionally requested the actor if he ever watched the films he’s in. Again, he mentioned, “No.” But he has heard bits and items of Despicable Me “from the front of the car” as a result of his children would watch it on drives.

Carell says the one means he’d ever watch himself in a film is that if he’d starred in “Shawshank Redemption.”

“If I’d been in ‘Shawshank Redemption,’ I’d watch that because I always watch ‘Shawshank Redemption’ when it’s on,” he informed the host.

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