Did Steve Carell quit The Office for new movie roles?
Comedian and actor Steve Carell, famous for his role as a middle manager in The Office and often called the greatest boss ever, aired his final appearance in his final episode of the show April 28, 2011. He has received five Emmy nominations and a Golden Globe trophy for his role in the show. The Hollywood gossip about his motivation to quit The Office appears to be true. He is leaving television to focus on his new movie career.
Says co-star Rainn Wilson, as reported by Entertainment Weekly:
“Actually, the last day of shooting with Steve was more intense than I anticipated it would be,” Wilson continued. “There actually wasn’t a dry eye in the house. It was really sad. It was very difficult to make comedy when there was a heaviness hanging over the proceedings. It’s a great episode. Steve is magnificent in it. Maybe he’ll finally win that Emmy he has deserved for like seven years.”
Steve Carell felt the loss too, as he explained to Ellen on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, according to a report from Access Hollywood. He said he’d known for a year that he’d be leaving the cast, and that he thought he was emotionally prepared, but he said he didn’t know just how unprepared he would be for the bittersweet departure. And he’s admitted that he’s getting lazy now with little to do.
Access Hollywood says:
“I’m so great at not having anything to do,” Steve told Ellen with a laugh. “I think that I am an intrinsically, extremely lazy person. An entire day will go by I will have done nothing but drive my kids to school, pick them up, have a cup of coffee, read the paper and go to bed. And that’s it.
“I have nothing to show for a day,” he added.
Steve Carell will be starring in Crazy, Stupid, Love, which is set for release on July 29, 2011. And he’s got another film in the works, which will co-star Meryl Streep: Great Hope Springs for a 2012 release date. As for other plans or projects following his time at The Office, Steve Carell hasn’t yet opened up. He’s got enough on his plate right now to keep him from getting too lazy.
GREEN CELEBRITY STATS: STEVE CARRELL
Steve Carell is a green celebrity who supports the Robert F Kennedy Memorial, which is also known as the RFK Center for Justice and Human Rights. He also has supported the Worldwide Orphans Foundation, helping to enrich the lives and futures for many orphans in third world nations among others.