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John Krasinski Talks Steve Carell: Nobody Can Replace Him on 'The Office'

by PopEater Staff, posted Mar 20th 2011 4:00PM
John KrasinskiIt's almost that time, 'The Office' fans! Time to say goodbye to Steve Carell's Michael Scott and hello to his replacement. Thankfully, we have a few more episodes left. However, the cast and crew bid farewell to the actor already.

John Krasinski is the featured interview in the upcoming issue of Parade, where the shaggy-haired actor reveals how he really feels about Steve Carell's impeding departure from their beloved TV show, 'The Office.'

"[It's been] completely bittersweet," Krasinski told the magazine. "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."

Carell, who shot his last episode of 'The Office' earlier this month, is leaving to pursue his movie career. "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," he continued. "So we're losing a friend first and foremost."
So that the show won't lose steam post-Carell, funnyman Will Ferrell is guest starring on several episodes this season. And Krasinski is pysched. "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," Krasinski said.

Interestingly, the guest stint was Ferrell's idea, Krasinski reveals. "[It] was his idea. He's such a fan of the show, and he knew we would be in a tight spot, and he wanted to help relieve the tension in a way. So he called our producers, and asked if they could ever use him to step in. It speaks volumes about him as a person. He wants to make sure that the show doesn't get hurt in this big transition," Krasinski said.

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