7:06pm PT by Kimberly Nordyke
'The Office' Cast Gathers for Offscreen Reunion
A couple weeks after Saturday Night Live staged a mini-reunion of The Office onscreen, most of the show's cast gathered for an offscreen reunion.
Rainn Wilson and Angela Kinsey were among those who took to social media to share a group shot of the cast along with Greg Daniels, who adapted Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant's original BBC series The Office for NBC and served as its showrunner.
Pictured in the photo on Kinsey's Instagram, along with Daniels, Kinsey ("Angela") and Wilson ("Dwight"), are Jenna Fischer ("Pam"), Ed Helms ("Andy"), Creed Bratton ("Creed"), Paul Lieberstein ("Toby"), Brian Baumgartner ("Kevin"), Leslie David Baker ("Stanley"), Phyllis Smith ("Phyllis") and Oscar Nunez ("Oscar").
Wrote Kinsey: "Some of the old gang got together today... it was so great to see everyone! I turned to Ed and said, 'I feel like we are at a family reunion.' He smiled and said, 'We are.' Thanks Greg for hosting! For those who couldn't make it... you were missed!"
Among the regular castmembers missing from the photo were Steve Carell ("Michael"), John Krasinski ("Jim"), Mindy Kaling ("Kelly"), B.J. Novak ("Ryan"), Kate Flannery ("Meredith"), Ellie Kemper ("Erin") and Craig Robinson ("Darryl").
Some of the old gang got together today... it was so great to see everyone! I turned to Ed and said, "I feel like we are at a family reunion." He smiled and said, "We are." Thanks Greg for hosting! For those who couldn't make it... you were missed!
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While NBC has been eyeing a reboot, Carell reaffirmed that he wouldn't be involved in it while hosting the Nov. 17 episode of NBC's SNL. Asked during his monologue about reviving the show, he said that isn't likely.
"Um, no, actually, I don't think so," Carell said. "It was a great experience, I love all those people but I just don't think it's the best idea. I think maybe we should just leave it alone."
He added: "I don't think it would be as good this time around."
Kemper then spoke up from the audience. "People would really love to see an Office reboot," she said as the audience cheered. "Especially me, 'cause I really need that money. Let's get that money, Steve!"
"Uh, I'm sorry Ellie, I just don't think it's a good idea," he replied.
"You're a jerk," she said.
Helms then piped up: "I just don't think you understand how much money we're talking about. Like, you wouldn't have to do all those sad movies anymore." (Carell stars in two tearjerkers this awards season, Beautiful Boy and Welcome to Marwen.)
"I don't do those movies for money," Carell replied. "I like doing them. … Why don't we just have a party instead? We can all catch up, get together, no cameras, just friends." "Oh, we already do that," Helms said. "We just don't invite you."