Steve Carell Says Domhnall Gleeson Reached Out To Him To Ask About ‘The Office’: “He’s Great”

Before taking on a role in the new The Office spinoff, Domhnall Gleeson sought advice from Steve Carell.

While appearing on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the actor who played Michael Scott in the NBC workplace comedy revealed Gleeson reached out to him.

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“I know Domhnall Gleeson, who I did The Patient with, is going to be one of the leads. I know that for sure,” Carell told the late-night show host. “He’s an excellent actor.”

He continued, “He actually called me and asked, you know, ‘Should I do this? Did you enjoy it?'” The actor added, “He’s great.”

Fallon brought up the subject of The Office asking Carell if he knew that a spinoff was in the works.

“Yeah, and I don’t know if you know this — it’s gonna be all the original cast. I’m in it!” Carell joked.

Fallon then said, “Don’t get people excited.”

The Office was a remake of the British show created by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant. Carell played Michael Scott, a regional manager for the Dunder Mifflin paper company. The actor remained in the role through the first seven seasons. Carell returned for the Season 9 series finale episode, reuniting with his former co-stars.

Peacock recently picked up to series a new comedy set in The Office universe. The untitled Greg Daniels and Michael Koman sitcom stars Gleeson and The White Lotus Season 2 star Sabrina Impacciatore. Production for the new show is set to begin in July.

The streamer teased the show’s premise, saying, “The documentary crew that immortalized Dunder Mifflin’s Scranton branch is in search of a new subject when they discover a dying historic Midwestern newspaper and the publisher trying to revive it with volunteer reporters.”

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