Steve Carell considers leaving The Office
Steve Carell flags exiting The Office after Season 7 -or is it just a negotiating ploy?
In an interview with the BBC for his film Date Night, Steve Carell was probed on his future at The Office.
BBC: How long will you stay with The Office for? How many more series? How long does your contract run?
Carell: Contract through next season.
BBC: And will you stay after that?
Carell: I don’t think so. I think that will probably be my last year.
These kinds of bombshells often emerge through random interviews (Chris Meloni anyone?), but so do the first steps in salary negotiations. His quotes are already ricocheting through US media.
One Office insider told E! online, “This could be a negotiating ploy, but honestly, I don’t think so in this case.” They reckon it’s highly unlikely The Office would continue without the self-proclaimed ‘World’s Best Boss.’
In addition to his Date Night feature, Carell has appeared in Get Smart, Evan Almighty, Little Miss Sunshine and The 40 Year Old Virgin.
NBC is apparently not commenting on the interview.
Shame they didn’t ask Tina Fey about where she sees 30 Rock going too.