The Office is one of the most-loved shows ever, but star Steve Carell believes that if the show came out today — just over a decade after its premiere — it would be slammed by offended critics.
“Because ‘The Office’ is on Netflix and replaying, a lot more people have seen it recently,” the 56-year-old said. “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 10 years ago.”
“The climate’s different,” he said. “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.”