At the audition, Krasinski he was a bit too honest about his love of the original UK version of 'The Office'
"In terms of playing Kimmy's naive side, there is always a danger of that being grating or obnoxious for people to watch," Kemper says.
Wilson talks about Backstrom, playing a new character and the difference in preparing as a lead in a 60-minute procedural versus a 30-minute sitcom.
Carell talks about his entire career as an actor, including his background in improv, how he landed the Michael Scott role on The Office, and Foxcatcher
Steve Carell didn’t always know he was going to be a comedic actor. “I wasn’t a class clown, I never developed this comedic flair as a kid,” he said.
Darryl on The Office is a perfect example of a character whose role on a show expanded as the actor portraying him, Craig Robinson, got increasingly famous. Thankfully there wasn't anything wrong with that -- Robinson's Darryl was one of the best characters on the show because Robinson himself is a very funny guy.
So life after The Office begins for its principal cast, like Jenna Fischer, who had been with the show for the entirety of its nine-year run. For Fischer "life after" starts with her New York theater debut at the strictly limited engagement world premiere of Reasons to Be Happy, a play by Neil LaBute, which runs through the end of June at the Lucille Lortel Theatre
May has been a month of endings for Ed Helms. First came the series finale of The Office, a show he has been starring in since 2007.
John on the end of 'The Office': "It’s a life-changing event and there’s just no way to describe it"
The Office filmed its final scene this past weekend and as a gift, casting director Allison Jones gave Rainn Wilson one very cool gift.
Once an actor has starred in a television series for a number of years it gets a bit difficult to see the actor in other roles -- not just for audiences, but also for those who handle casting. Case in point, I saw John Krasinski in a movie this year in which he was essentially playing his Jim Halpert character from The Office with a different name. That's not exactly the type of role that helps an actor grow.
Mindy Kaling has become the It-girl for comedy writing in television. Now that her show, The Mindy Project (which she created, stars in, writes for, and executive produces) has aired, it’s no wonder the girl is busy.
Daniels talks about wrapping up storylines, finding out about the documentary crew and if Steve Carell will return
James Spader will clock out of The Office for the final time at the end of the hit NBC sitcom’s eighth season.
Ed: "I think that the characters that I play are just sort of a heightened version of myself"
James Spader made an appearance in The Office’s eighth season finale as a businessman vying for the fictional Dunder Mifflin Paper Company’s regional manager position left empty by the exit of star Steve Carrell, and he must have had one hell of an interview. He officially joined the cast of the show this week although he will play the CEO of Dunder Mifflin parent company Sabre instead of a middle manager. “James will reprise his role as Robert California, this uber-salesman that has a power to convince and manipulate, like a high-class weirdo Jedi warrior,” reported Office executive producer Paul ... Read more
"It’s every conceivable color – an actors dream role."
"That's a very distinct possibility. It's looking good!"
With Carell's final episode scheduled for late April, several high-profile actors have expressed interest is appearing on the NBC series.