John Krasinski is featured in the new issue of Parade magazine. “The Office” star chatted about the show, Steve Carell’s departure, and being married to actress Emily Blunt.
On marriage to Emily:
“I had always heard, ‘Never date an actress—it’s too competitive, too dramatic. But we’re so lucky to have each other. She understands the stress level involved, the amount of work. That’s completely priceless. For many reasons, Emily is perfect for me.”
On Steve Carrell leaving “The Office“:
Shooting the last episodes with Carell has been “completely bittersweet,” says Krasinski. “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. 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. So we’re losing a friend first and foremost.”
On Will Ferrell’s guest stint on the show:
“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.”
Ferrell’s guest arc “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.”
You can read the rest of the interview on Parade’s website.
Photo courtesy of Parade Magazine