The Office has been one show which has gained more popularity with every passing year. ‘Michael’ Steve Carell’s exit from the show has surely been one of the most poignant moments ever written in the history of television.
John Krasinski who played Jim on the show has been extremely close to Steve in real life as well. We’ve seen both of them sharing special moments together and hijacking each other’s social media accounts.
We all cried when Steve Carell’s Michael left the show, but can you imagine how John Krasinski must’ve felt? Well, we’ve been digging some old interviews of him to know what was his exact reaction.
In a 2013 interview published in Digital Journal, John had said, “Before we filmed our last scenes together, Emily (Blunt, his actress wife) kept saying, ‘You better start planning now for the Kleenex. You know that you’ll never hold it together. When Steve left the show it was like getting blindsided by a bus. I kinda thought it was going to be tough.”
Is it enough or do you want to cry more? Because John Krasinski also added, “Everyone was crying and I was like, ‘Guys, it’s just life. He’s moving on.’ I was acting like it was no big deal. Then, the last shot is my character saying goodbye to Steve’s character. The director called, ‘Action,’ and I started wailing from a place I had never been to emotionally. Spontaneously, I walked up and gave him a huge hug. It was these two grown men holding each other in an emotional breakdown.”
To all John Krasinski, Steve Carell & The Office fans, have a happy Monday!