‘The Office’ Star Craig Robinson Is Sad About Steve Carrell’s Exit, But Says The Show Must Go On! Exclusive!

Wed, February 16, 2011 5:14am EST by Add first Comment

Craig speaks fondly about his soon-to-be-former co-star, and hand-picks Steve’s replacement!

The Office’s fearless leader, Steve Carrell, is officially exiting the Dunder Mifflin building and although he’ll be missed, star Craig Robinson says the show must go on!

“The captain of the ship is leaving, so we’re going to try and ride the ship. The producers are going to give us that shot, to make the ship right, so we’ll see what happens” Craig explained to HollywoodLife.com exclusively at the “King Kong 360 3-D” event in Universal City, Calif. June 29.

The 38-year-old star does admit he learned a lot from Steve, who plays The Office’s annoying boss Michael Scott to his warehouse manager Darryl Philbin, during their seven seasons together on the hit NBC show. “It’s a very sorcerer-to-apprentice relationship. I’m watching him. He’s got the moves, he’s Michael Jordan in the fourth quarter.”

But although Craig does consider the 47-year-old comedian to be a mentor and inspiration, they were never besties. “Steve calling me and going, ‘Yo, Craig, let’s hang out!’ – that doesn’t happen. But yes, I’ve been out with him and stood next to him while he had a glass of water.”

But who should take Steve’s hot spot on the show? “Ricky Gervais [Steve’s counterpart on the original British version of the show]! That would be awesome!”

Laura Schreffler with reporting by Leoni Jessner


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