'It Was Never Enough' - Rainn Wilson's regret over 'The Office' and longing for stardom
Rainn Wilson, best known for his role in "The Office", recently revealed his feelings of dissatisfaction during his time on the hit show, despite its success.
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“It Was Never Enough”: Rainn Wilson’s Untold Story of 'The Office'
"I was making hundreds of thousands. I wanted millions," revealed Rainn Wilson, best known as the beet-farming, stapler-in-Jell-O prank recipient, Dwight Schrute from "The Office", during a recent appearance on Bill Maher’s “Club Random” podcast.
Dealing with Stardom and its Discontents
The critically acclaimed actor opened up about his time on the massive TV hit show, surprisingly confessing that he often felt his career was stagnating. "I was a TV star, but I wanted to be a movie star," Wilson confessed. It wasn't about the fame or the money, it was about the level of stardom and recognition he yearned for.
Longing for More Amid 'The Office' Fame
Despite the apparent dissatisfaction, Wilson fondly remembers his time with the likes of Steve Carell and John Krasinski, emphasizing the caliber of talent he was surrounded by. “I’m on one of the great TV shows. People love it. I wasn’t enjoying it,” he stated, showing a hint of regret.
"Why am I, not the next Jack Black or the next Will Ferrell?" the actor pondered aloud. He admitted his pursuit for a more glamorous movie career and a broader scope of roles.
The “Club Random” Revelation and Future Prospects
As reported by Yahoo, Wilson appeared on the podcast to promote his new book, "Soul Boom: Why We Need a Spiritual Revolution", but the conversation naturally veered towards his memorable portrayal of Dwight Schrute. Wilson’s candidness resonated with Maher, who commended his honesty and added, “That’s so what everybody, to a degree, in show business is."
* Wilson was nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards for his role in "The Office".
* He appeared in 188 episodes over nine seasons.
The Office fans may feel a pang of nostalgia and even sadness hearing about Wilson's struggles. Still, his honesty and reflections add another layer of depth to his on-screen persona. It reminds us that sometimes, even when surrounded by success like working with Steve Carell or John Krasinski, it's not uncommon to feel unfulfilled.
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