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Rainn Wilson reflects on the ‘miraculous’ legacy of ‘The Office’ nearly a decade later (exclusive)

it’s been almost a decade The Office ended, and its impact on pop culture is not over. For Rainn Wilson, the beloved sitcom still plays a part in his life on a frequent basis.

The actor recently spoke with ET’s Matt Cohen while promoting his new film, Jerry and Marge Go Large, And he. reflected on the indelible legacy of The OfficeAs well as his iconic character, Dwight Schrute.

“I think about The Office A lot because it’s become so culturally iconic,” shared Wilson. “You know, obviously I get recognized all the time, and they’re always doing new things. The Office, It’s going on in different parts of the world with different types of merchandise coming out and books and podcasts and what not. So that makes me think about it a lot.”

Wilson said he is “simply grateful” for the popularity of the show and the longevity of the diehard fan.

Wilson shared, “I’m really grateful. I know a lot of people who were on television shows for a very long time and nobody thinks about or watches their television shows.” “And, you know, he got some decent pay, but that’s all.”

“But the fact that we were able to do something that still resonates, especially with today’s youth, is really miraculous,” he said.

Now, Wilson Is Starring in the Netflix Comedy Jerry and Marge Go Large — with Bryan Cranston and Annette Bening — and the actor explained how the role allowed him to return to his comedic roots.

“You know, it’s funny, because The Office“I haven’t done a lot of roles that are straight-up comedy,” Wilson said. “I’ve done a lot of indie movies and a variety of television shows, which are, you know, dramas, maybe, Contains some comic elements. But very rarely what I’ve done was just funny.”

“But when I read the role I was like, ‘Oh, this is hysterical! I can play it in my sleep. I can have fun, I can improvise,'” he continued. “Everybody knows this guy. He’s just friendly and crazy and, you know, the rock and roll Hawaiian shirt-clad drunk uncle that everyone else has. It was just a blast to play and I just like that.” Was excited about comedy.”

Jerry and Marge Go Large Premieres June 17th on Paramount+.

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