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Posted Thursday 10/11/18 at 1:37PM EDT
Steve Carell: The Office shouldn't be revived because "the climate's different" today
“Because The Office is on Netflix and replaying, a lot more people have seen it recently,” Carell tells Esquire. “And I think because of that there’s been a resurgence in interest in the show, and talk about bringing it back. But apart from the fact that I just don’t think that’s a good idea, it might be impossible to do that show today and have people accept it the way it was accepted ten years ago. The climate’s different. I mean, the whole idea of that character, Michael Scott, so much of it was predicated on inappropriate behavior. I mean, he’s certainly not a model boss. A lot of what is depicted on that show is completely wrong-minded. That’s the point, you know? But I just don’t know how that would fly now. There’s a very high awareness of offensive things today—which is good, for sure. But at the same time, when you take a character like that too literally, it doesn’t really work.” ALSO: Check out a (fake) Halloween baby costume inspired by Kevin and his famous chili.