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'The Office' Star Ed Helms Says: 'I'm Heartbroken It's Steve Carell's Last Season!' Exclusive

Fri, February 11, 2011 6:22pm EDT by Chloe Melas Add first Comment

If you’re a fan of this hit series then you’re incredibly disappointed this is Michael Scott’s farewell season — are you as sad as Andy Bernard?

The Scranton, Pa., branch of Dunder Mifflin will never be the same. We’ve all been dreading Steve Carell‘s exit from the hit NBC series The Office, and even his own castmates are broken up about it! spoke with Ed Helms, who plays hilarious Cornell graduate Andy Bernard on the show, at The Cinema Society & Altoids screening of his new comedy flick Cedar Rapids on Feb. 10 and he couldn’t hide his sadness!

“Steve is on his way out, which is very heartbreaking for all of us,” Ed says. “But we have a hell of a guest star, Will Ferrell, stopping by for four episodes, which is going to be epic. And then we’re going to see how the Dunder Mifflin shake down goes, which should be very exciting. It’s going to be a lot of fun, because that ensemble is so great. Everyone in that cast is so great.”

Earlier this week, series co-creator Ricky Gervais took to his blog to write about a possible replacement for Steve’s character.

“Had a little meeting with NBC about various things and recommended Will Arnett for a regular in The Office,” Gervais wrote. “Thoughts? I think he’s amazing.”

After the hysterical flick, Ed and his fellow co-stars Anne Heche, Sigourney Weaver, Isiah Whitlock Jr. and many more celebs went to the afterparty at Millesime inside the Carlton Hotel, where they joked about the film over Grey Goose cocktails.

Cedar Rapids hits theaters Feb. 11 and you’re definitely not going to want to miss this one!

— Chloe Melas