The news fell like a hammer blow: The Office US will return to the small screen in the form of a reboot. On the fan side, reactions were mixed, even if most nevertheless tended to deplore this return. We can also wonder what the actors of the original series think about it. And indeed, the latter have already mentioned this idea during interviews. Quick overview.
John Krasinski (Jim Halpert in The Office)
John Krasinski is the one who has been the clearest in this regard. He would not hesitate to reclaim his role if the opportunity presented itself. Quoted by Esquira in February 2020, the actor explained: “The Office was absolutely everything to me… I'm pretty sure that at the end of my career, I'll still be known for Jim. It was my first experience with Hollywood. It was the first creative family I ever had..
The artist may have changed his mind since then, but three years ago years old, so he seemed rather enthusiastic about the idea.
Rainn Wilson (Dwight Schrute in The Office)
Rainn Wilson, who plays the legendary Dwight Schrute, also seems open to the idea of revisiting the series. In September 2020, he pointed out to Collider:
It's funny, I hear things like, “We don't We can't do anything because we have finished this series perfectly, and we don't want to do anything else. But then someone will send an idea that is just absurd and I don't know what to think.
The actor would have also discussed with Greg Daniels, the creator of the original series, who is overseeing this new project.
Jenna Fischer (Pam Beesly in The Office)
Jenna Fischer seems a little more cautious than her two friends. During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter in January 2018, she indicated: “I think it's up to the studios to decide. I have not been approached about this and I know nothing about it… but I love Pam. “ We understand, the latter nevertheless remains very attached to her character, which has also had a huge impact on her career.
B. J. Novak (Ryan Howard in The Office)
B. J. Novak was even more circumspect about the idea of a return. In August 2022, he explained to Deadline: “I think we need to approach this idea as an artistic choice, and not as a decision motivated by money. I fear that there will be enormous financial pressure, understandably, to exploit this vein of a reboot of The Office.”