• Steve Carell opens up about 'The Office' spinoff
  • The actor is "excited" about the project
  • He also talks about his new film 'If'

At the premiere of his latest film 'IF', Carell shared his enthusiasm for the new TV show inspired by 'The Office'. "I will be watching but I will not be showing up," he confessed to The Hollywood Reporter. Despite his absence, Carell's excitement is palpable. "It's just a new thing and there's really no reason for my character to show up in something like that," he explained, adding, "But I’m excited about it, it sounds like a great conceit."

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Set in a family newspaper company, the spinoff boasts an impressive cast, including Domhnall Gleeson, whom Carell praises highly. "He’s an excellent actor and a super nice guy so I think it’ll be great," Carell beams.

'IF': A reunion with John Krasinski

Directed by John Krasinski, 'IF' sees Carell voicing "Blue," an enormous purple imaginary friend. Reflecting on their reunion, Carell shared, "He’s a great director — he’s very thorough, he’s smart." The film, featuring a galaxy of stars like Ryan Reynolds and Maya Rudolph, promises to be a joyride.

Paramount's "If" New York Premiere

With production set to begin in July, the 'The Office' spinoff, helmed by Greg Daniels and Michael Koman, is already creating waves. As for 'IF', hitting theaters May 17, it's a testament to Carell's versatility and enduring charm.

Steve Carell may not be returning as Michael Scott, but his legacy and influence on comedy are unmistakable. Whether behind the mic or in front of the camera, Carell continues to captivate audiences worldwide.

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