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Steve Carell Admits His Final 'The Office' Episode Was 'More Than' He 'Bargained For'

Steve Carell is making a surprising admission about The Office.

The 58-year-old star of the hit series opened up about filming his final episode on the show in 2011, “Goodbye, Michael,” on Spotify’s “An Oral History of The Office” podcast.

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“It was almost more than I bargained for,” he said.

“I had [goodbye] scenes with everyone in the cast and it was emotional torture. It was like just fraught with emotion…and joy and sadness and nostalgia. But it was also really beautiful. I’d like treasure just doing that episode because it did allow me to kind of have a finality with everybody,” he continued.

His Office co-star Brian Baumgartner revealed that he pitched this showmance to writers, but it never happened…

The Office's Brian Baumgartner Pitched This Relationship To Writers But It Never Happened

Brian Baumgartner was really hoping that Kevin and Erin could be a couple on The Office.

In a recent episode of his The Oral History of ‘The Office’ podcast, the actor opened up about his pitch to the writers about the could-be couple, with guest Ellie Kemper.

“Do you know that I pitched Kevin and Erin getting together?” Brian told her, to which she replied, “I think that would be a pretty reasonable relationship.”

He added, “I went up to the writers’ room, and I said, ‘If Kevin could mature just a little, there was something about their energy that I thought was right. Their energies matched in a weird way.’”

Ellie agreed, saying, “That actually makes perfect sense to me. I love that pitch.”

“Sadly,” Brian said, “we never got to witness the great love story that Kevin and Erin could have been.”

Ellie did open up about Erin’s actual relationship on the series with Andy, admitting that it didn’t make sense to her.

“I never thought [Andy and Erin were a good match],” Ellie shared. “I felt like Andy was a bit too childish. He wasn’t ready to take care of Erin. Erin was ready to take care of Andy, but I felt that it was uneven in that respect.”

If you missed it, this former co-star of Brian and Ellie‘s is trying to get a spinoff happening…

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'The Office' Star Leslie David Baker Launches Kickstarter To Produce A Stanley Hudson Spinoff

A lot of new facts about The Office have been revealed during the pandemic – like just who has that green teapot prop and who actually almost played Dunder Mifflin boss Michael Scott.

Now, Leslie David Baker, is petitioning to get a spinoff of the popular series focused on his character, Stanley Hudson.

If you don’t know, Stanley was one of the many Dunder Mifflin sales reps on the series that also starred John Krasinski, Rainn Wilson and Jenna Fischer, among others.

On his Kickstarter campaign, Leslie shared the plot for the potential spinoff, titled Uncle Stan.

Here’s the summary: “Uncle Stan finds Stanley in Florida, happily retired from Dunder Miffin and spending his days carving wood, enjoying the white sand beaches, and dancing to old disco.

Everything changes when he receives a call from his nephew Lucky in L.A., asking for help with his two kids and running his motorcycle/flower shop. With his business failing, his kids growing up without enough attention, and on the brink of losing his patience with the cast of characters he has working in the shop, Lucky is going to need all the help he can get from no-nonsense Uncle Stan.

Check out Leslie’s Instagram on the project below!

If you missed it, you can see which star actually wore a wig on the show!

John Krasinski Secretly Wore a Wig to Change 'The Office' Showrunner's Mind About This!

John Krasinksi is as sneaky as Jim Halpert!

The 40-year-old actor had a plan for his hair while filming The Office.

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While filming Season 3 of the hit series, he was also set to star in the 2008 movie Leatherheads, which would require him to cut his hair.

However, Office showrunner Greg Daniels rejected his request to wear a wig for the six remaining episodes that they still needed to film. And so, he came up with a plan with Kim Ferry, the show’s hairstylist.

“He paid for the wig — a human hair wig made by a friend of mine, Natascha Ladek, who’s the best wig maker in town. She came in to do a secret little fitting for him, she made the wig, we got it, and it looked amazing. [Krasinski] came in a little later that day, and I had the wig hidden in a little secret spot ready for him. When it was just him and I, I put it on him, and then he went out and filmed,” she revealed to Mashable.

He then ended up driving over to the showrunner’s office after filming in order to convince him that the wig worked and that he could star in Leatherheads.

“I very crazily and nervously grabbed my bag and jumped in my car,” she explained.

B.J. Novak approached her and said “Hey Kim, is this about John‘s wig? Well, I’ve gotta tell you…I just saw John and I feel like we’re gonna know if it’s a wig or not.”

“I’m thinking like, ‘Uh huh. He doesn’t know John‘s wearing [the wig] right now,’” she said.

“The first thing Greg said was, ‘Wow. You guys have balls,’ and then goes, ‘But I have to say I didn’t see that coming.’”

Greg kept saying, ‘No! I would know if you’re wearing a wig.’ So John leaned over the desk and said, ‘No I don’t think you would.’ That’s when he ripped it off and shut it down, and we got to do the wig. It was worth it cause he really wanted to do that movie and I didn’t want to disappoint him. It was nerve-wracking, but it turned out okay. Thank God.”

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Here's Who Almost Played Michael Scott on 'The Office' & Why He Lost the Part to Steve Carell

Steve Carell played the iconic Michael Scott on The Office and now, fans are being clued in on who almost won the role: Better Call Saul and Breaking Bad star Bob Odenkirk!

“We were circling Bob Odenkirk. He was available. He had a great reputation in the comedy world, and he hadn’t yet become famous. He wasn’t really well known,” one of the producers said in the book “The Office: The Untold Story of the Greatest Sitcom of the 2000s.”

The producer added that “he had an edge to him. His take was as funny as Steve’s, but it was darker…He was a little tougher and meaner.”

So why did the producers go with Steve and not Bob? Apparently, Steve read as more of a “jerk and a douche,” while Bob’s take was more “asshole.”

“The worst thing I have ever had to do ever,” casting agent Allison Jones recalled, “is to tell Bob Odenkirk’s agent that he didn’t get The Office … Believe me, it was a bummer to make that call and I do suspect the show would have worked with Bob Odenkirk.”

Find out the real reason why Steve Carell actually left The Office!

John Krasinski & 'The Office' Co-Stars Recreate Show's Wedding Dance for Newlywed Fans - Watch!

John Krasinski gave two fans one of the best wedding surprises ever!

On the latest episode of his YouTube series Some Good News, John and reunited with his The Office co-stars to surprise a newly married couple, who held their wedding virtually with John serving the officiant.

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stars making an appearance during the show included Steve Carell, Jenna Fischer, Mindy Kaling, BJ Novak, Rainn Wilson, Angela Kinsey, Kate Flannery, Brian Baumgartner, Ed Helms, Phyllis Smith, Oscar Nunez, and Creed Bratton.

The group then recreated the epic dance scene from Jim (Krasinski) and Pam’s (Fischer) wedding, where they danced to “Forever” by Chris Brown from their homes.

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John Krasinski & Steve Carell Reunite to Celebrate 'The Office' 15-Year Anniversary!

John Krasinski is celebrating the launch of his new web series with an old friend!

The 40-year-old actor launched his YouTube series Some Good News and his first guest was none other than Steve Carell!

“So Steve, this week marked a huge anniversary for you and I. We were on a little show called The Office and it turned 15 years old this week,” John said as he chatted with the 57-year-old actor via video chat.

During their conversation, John and Steve looked back at their hit show where they talked about their favorite episodes and some of their favorite memories from set.

“Some of the most fun memories, personally or professionally, are intertwined and connected with that show,” Steve said.

“Without a doubt. Listen I know everyone’s talking about a reunion, hopefully one day, we just get to reunite as people. And just all get to say hi,” John said, referring to social distancing guidelines during the current global crisis.

“Just to see your face is so great. I miss you a ton man,” Steve told John, who later joked: “I really think you’re going to make something of yourself.”

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