When the American version of The Office was announced, the role of Michael Scott fell to the always funny Steve Carell, but as fans know, he was not the first name that was thought for the role.
Figures like Ben Falcone, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti or Bob Odenkirk they were about to give life to the regional manager of Scranton, Pennsylvania, branch of the stationery company Dunder Mifflin.
With more than one anecdote behind this series, the new chapter of the Talking Sopranos podcast, hosted by the actors of Los Sopranos Michael Imperioli and Steve Schirripa, was invited to Ricky Gervais, original creator of The office. In the talk a story behind James Gandolfini and his truncated entry into fiction.
According to the actors, HBO paid Sopranos star James Gandolfini the sum of $ 3 million to not be part of the NBC comedy. “After the departure of Steve Carrell, there was talk of having him to replace him, did you know that?Imperioli said.
When Carell decided to leave The Office at the end of the seventh season, high-profile guest stars like James Spader joined the series playing various characters that served to replace the figure of Michael Scott.
According to Imperioli and Schirripa, it was during this time that HBO made an offer for Gandolfini to walk away from the NBC show. According to the actors, the chain avoided their entry so that the figure of Tony Soprano moves away from comedy and maintains its essence. At the time, the actor was also part of the HBO miniseries The night of.
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