‘The Office’: The Way Rainn Wilson Describes Dwight Schrute Is Way Too Perfect

by Jeremy Spirogis
Rainn Wilson as Dwight Schrutein

How does one go about explaining Dwight Schrute? Even his fellow co-workes in The Office don’t know the right way to describe him. We study that when Pam meets Jim on his first day she tells him to soak within the second as a result of he’ll by no means have the ability to return to a time when he hadn’t met Dwight Schrute.

Rainn Wilson as Dwight Schrutein 'Dwight Christmas'
Rainn Wilson as Dwight Schrute in ‘Dwight Christmas’ | Photo by Byron Cohen/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal through Getty Images through Getty Images

If anybody can clarify Dwight, what he’s all about, it’s Rainn Wilson, the actor who performed him. In a 2008 interview with NPR, Wilson was requested to explain Dwight.

Rainn Wilson says Dwight Schrute ‘has an adolescent love of hierarchies’

“Dwight is hard to put your finger on, and I’ve spent years trying to describe him in interviews,” the actor started.

As it seems, The Office creator and government producer Greg Daniels gave Wilson his definition of Dwight.

“The showrunner of our present who’s insanely sensible, and all of us on The Office would observe him into battle as a result of he’s such an excellent man, Greg stated, Dwight has an adolescent love of hierarchies, and, to me, that phrase sums all of it up. It’s sort of all you have to know,” he stated.

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Wilson provides that Dwight is “a militant dweeb a*s-kisser.”

Additionally, the actor feels Dwight has the proper side-occupation.

“He’s a beet farmer and that makes total sense, ’cause you ever meet a farmer, they can’t quite ever fit in, in society. They may try as hard as they want. They can play it cool, they can do whatever they want, they can’t really fit into city life no matter how much they try. They’re just more in tune with the dirt and the tides and the seasons and the wolves than, you know, human interaction,” he stated.

Dwight would by no means have tried to take Michael’s job if it weren’t for Angela

While Dwight is generally immovably loyal to Michael (on account of his adolescent love of hierarchies), there does come a time when he believes he can do a greater job than his boss.

“He senses he can have that power, and it looks like Michael’s going to leave and he can become the new Michael. And then, you know, all bets are off, like you want that power for yourself,” he stated.

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But Wilson principally blames Angela’s affect for his betrayal of Michael. He says, usually, Dwight would by no means. But love makes us do loopy issues.

“With Angela, and that was a whole other side of Dwight that got to come out. You know, in season four, sides of Dwight that no one had ever seen before. And that was what you’re referring to is a period of time when Dwight was potentially trying to rest control of the office from Michael, and I think it was a deadly combination,” he stated.

“It wasn’t in Dwight’s nature to do that. He only did it when encouraged by his little Lady Macbeth, Angela. So when Angela, the head accountant, whispered those thoughts of power into his ear, you know, much like Macbeth, Dwight tried to rise to the challenge,” Wilson continued.

Of course, Dwight does find yourself with Michael’s job by the point the present ends. And he’s even a comparatively cheap boss by the finale. Not almost as militant as younger Dwight as soon as means.

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