The US version (and the best version) of The Office went off the air in 2013. Ever since, the cult following has grown to massive proportions. Next to Seinfeld, The Office may be the most streamed comedy series on Netflix currently, and fans have been frothing at the mouth for a reunion for years now.
But Steve Carell just dropped a big 'ol steamer on everyone's hopes of a reunion in a recent TIME article...
Yes, a reunion of The Office would be AMAZING, but ONLY if EVERYONE were on board. Which they aren't. Namely the shows most important character Michael Scott, played by Steve Carell.
Here’s what Steve Carell had to say during a recent press junket for his forthcoming film Beautiful Boy when he was asked about a possible revival of The Office.
“I’ve never thought of it as a good idea,” he told TIME about the prospect of bringing back the NBC sitcom. “I think it existed in that time and with those people and it felt right. There was something so special about it, and I guess it’s an odd way to put it, but I love it too much to ever want to do it again. It’s too special to me in my heart in that period of time.”
Carell says that he knew The Office had the potential to be groundbreaking as soon as he started filming the show’s first episode with the rest of the cast.
“I remember it was the first week we were shooting the pilot, and Jenna [Fischer] and John [Krasinski] and Rainn [Wilson] and I went out to lunch…just the four of us,” he said. “We were sitting in this little diner in Culver City, and I remember saying, “Guys, if this works, this could be the most special thing that any of us are ever involved with.’” (via TIME)