Steve Carell is against an Office revival. There, we said it. But before you get out your pitchforks, you might want to hear the actor’s logic.
In a recent interview with Esquire, Carell hated on the possibility of reviving the NBC series. After blaming Netflix for making the show popular again, he explained why he thinks it’s a terrible idea.
“Because The Office is on Netflix and replaying, a lot more people have seen it recently,” he said. “And I think because of that there’s been a resurgence in interest in the show and talk about bringing it back. But apart from the fact that I just don’t think that’s a good idea, it might be impossible to do that show today and have people accept it the way it was accepted ten years ago. The climate’s different.”
Carell went on to discuss his character, Michael Scott, and the amount of criticism he’d receive in today’s society.
“I mean, he’s certainly not a model boss,” he added. “A lot of what is depicted on that show is completely wrong-minded. That’s the point, you know? But I just don’t know how that would fly now. There’s a very high awareness of offensive things today—which is good, for sure. But at the same time, when you take a character like that too literally, it doesn’t really work.”
Guess that explains why Dwight (Rainn Wilson) could never understand Jim (John Krasinski).