Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Krasinski misses something at "The Office"
Steve Carell and his iconic Michael Scott leave "The Office" Thursday night, and John Krasinski is still getting over it.
"We just finished our last episode of the year, but (shooting) Steve’s final show came about three weeks ago and it was brutal in no uncertain sense of the word," the lanky actor who plays Jim Halpert reported during a promotional spin for "Something Borrowed," Krasinski's latest movie.
"It wasn’t so clear when it was happening (because) my logical brain simply told me that this is what happens when people move on and they have contracts that expire.
"Then, of course, you realize a huge part of your show, a huge part of your everyday life, and a huge part of the energy around you is gone, so it’s sad to lose a friend like that.
"It really was tough," Krasinksi said. "I wasn’t expecting it and I definitely did cry on the last day. The last scene of the day was the good-bye for our characters. They hadn't said good-bye; (Steve and I) hadn’t said good-bye, and it became an incredibly existential black hole."
Regardless, "The Office" will survive on NBC-TV for this year and beyond.
"Yes, it’s all fantastic and our energy level on set is tremendous," Krasinski concluded. "We're all very excited about what’s to come. Everyone always talked about a spin-off a few years ago, so this is our spin-off. Steve's character leaves with three episodes still left this season (including a May 20 finale with a roster of guests featuring Jim Carrey, Ricky Gervais, Ray Romano and James Spader, among others)."
As for "Something Borrowed," which opens May 6 and has Krasinski cavorting as a lifelong pal to competitive best friends played by Kate Hudson and Ginnifer Goodwin (with him at right), the big guy said he will continue to accept movie roles even while "The Office" plays out its TV welcome.
"There really is no comparison to what is more fun to do," Krasinski said, "and for now, it's definitely 'The Office.' I mean, you're given such rare opportunities to flesh out these characters and this decision and this relationship as slowly as we do and did.
"It’s like saying you can have a choice between the color red or 18 shades of red, where in movies you just have to get something on screen, so it's a totally different challenge. In this film, my character basically had to blurt everything out in one scene and no one could even see it coming when he does."
For more from me on "Something Borrowed," including an interview with Kate Hudson, check out Sun News and CriticsChoice.com in the coming week.