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John Krasinski Talks Steve Carell's 'Office' Departure

John Krasinski Talks Steve Carell's 'Office' Departure

John Krasinski covers Parade magazine’s March 13 issue!

Here’s what the 31-year-old Office star had to share:

On Jim and Pam’s wedding: “Having the family I’ve been with for years out in the audience for the fake wedding was, believe it or not, a really emotional thing. The reactions when we kissed, when we said ‘I do,’ were all so genuine. I almost think a company should be started that will exact a fake wedding for you just to get your jitters out.”

On his real life marriage to Emily Blunt: “I had always heard, ‘Never date an actress – it’s too competitive, too dramatic. But we’re so lucky to have each other. She understands the stress level involved, the amount of work. That’s completely priceless. For many reasons, Emily is perfect for me.”

On Steve Carell‘s departure from The Office: “It’s an insanely special relationship we have with each other on the show, and Steve’s leaving is the first time we’ve been snapped out of it and had to think about how much we all rely on each other. No one can replace him. That goes for him as an actor, because no one has the sense of humor he does, but also there’s no person who has his incredible positivity and professionalism, and just a really good heart. So we’re losing a friend first and foremost.”

On Will Ferrell guest starring on the show: “I am the biggest fan of Will’s and always have been. Other than Steve [Carell], he’s probably the biggest star we’ve had on the show, and I think he’s the type of person who fits into that world. Yes, he’s Will Ferrell, but he’s so talented he can slide in as a normal person.”

For more from John, visit Parade.com!

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