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“It is a little weird that everyone else is going back to school and I have graduated,” Carell tells USA Today of leaving the NBC series after seven seasons. “It will be interesting two weeks from now. I’m sure I’ll have some pangs.”
Carell — who next appears in Crazy, Stupid, Love, in theaters July 29 — says he’ll most miss working with his longtime co-stars like Rainn Wilson and Phyllis Smith.
“I’ve worked with them for so many years,” he says. “I’ll miss them.”
That doesn’t mean he wishes he was still on the show.
“I have no regrets in terms of moving on,” Carell goes on. “I left at the right time for me. But the show will continue and will be great.”
He thinks James Spader is “a very good choice” to play CEO of paper company Dunder Mifflin.
“I look forward to watching him,” he says. “I think it’s going to be a great year.”
And don’t expect him to make any guest appearances. When asked if there will be any Office reunions, he says, “That has not been discussed.”
Carell earned his sixth Emmy nomination for playing Michael Scott. He’ll attend the awards show with his cast members.
“This will be a swan song,” he tells USA Today. “It will be meaningful to be together with the cast in that capacity one more time. I look forward to it.”
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