The Office Star John Krasinski Would Love To Come Back For A Reunion
"If they did a reunion, I would absolutely love to do it."
Amid the ongoing reports that NBC is planning to reboot The Office, actor John Krasinki--who played Jim Halpert--has said he would absolutely be interested in coming back for a reunion special.
He told Esquire that The Office meant the world to him, as it was his first major acting gig in Hollywood. He expects people refer to him as "Jim from The Office" until his dying day--and he's OK with that.
"The Office was absolutely everything to me. I mean it is my beginning and my end. I'm pretty sure at the end of my career I'll still be known for Jim. That was my first experience with Hollywood. It was the first creative family I've ever had," he said. "In many ways, they will always be the most important people in that most important experience in my career. So yeah, if they did a reunion, I would absolutely love to do it."
The reports suggest that NBC is looking to reboot The Office with a new cast, but that's not to say Krasinski's Jim--and the show's other memorable characters--couldn't make some kind of appearance.
The Office is adapted from Ricky Gervais' UK show of the same name. It ran for nine seasons and helped catapult the careers of its leads, including Krasinski who would go on to star in the Michael Bay action movie 13 Hours. He directed 2016's The Hollars before writing and starring in the thriller A Quiet Place alongside his wife, Emily Blunt. A sequel is due out in March.
Following the success of The Office, Krasinski said it was difficult to get cast in different types of roles because he was known as the goofy, prank-playing Jim from The Office. He auditioned for Captain America, but the role eventually went to his friend Chris Evans. He now says he would like to play Mr. Fantastic in a new Fantastic Four movie.
NBCU recently paid $500 million to take The Office away from Netflix and release it on its own streaming service, called Peacock, starting in 2021.
Actor Steve Carell, who played Michael Scott on The Office, said in an in an interview that he thinks it's a bad idea to bring back The Office. Not only should the show not come back, but it also might not work if it has a similar tone, he said.
It's just like the good ol' days with Ellie Kemper, @edhelms, and @jennafischer joining @SteveCarell for his #SNL monologue. #TheOffice pic.twitter.com/g76oPCVjHf— 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚘𝚏𝚏𝚒𝚌𝚎 (@theofficenbc) November 18, 2018
"The climate's different. I mean, the whole idea of that character, Michael Scott, so much of it was predicated on inappropriate behavior," he said.
Carell trolled The Office fans in November 2018 during his Saturday Night Live monologue where he and other members of the cast--including Jenna Fischer (Pam), Ellie Kemper (Erin), and Ed Helms (Andy Bernard)--seemed to be leading up to an announcement about a revival, but it was all a joke.
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