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Steve Carell Just Admitted He Never Watches 'The Office'

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 21:  Actors Steve Carell (L) and Nancy Carell attend the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. 27522_010  (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Turner)
24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - Red Carpet | Christopher Polk/Getty Images

With only a short time left on Netflix and the podcast debut of Office Ladies, the rhetorical question buzzing around seems to be: Who doesn't watch The Office? Well, E! News reports that apparently Michael Scott does not.

During a visit to The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, Carell explained that while he has watched episodes the show, he doesn't ever re-watch it. And he won't be. "Sometimes the cast would get together and we would watch it together," the 57-year-old star stated. "That was really fun. But no, I tend not to do that." 

While Colbert was shocked, he added that he's just not the type to watch his work. Fair enough. After all, actors are infamous for claiming they don't like watching their performances, no matter how iconic the characters or shows might become.

So why is this one so hard to believe? Perhaps it is because the more beloved and memorable the character, the harder it is for the audience to separate the pivotal role from the real person. When Michael Scott said goodbye to The Office, he said goodbye to all of us. He cried, we cried. And years later, we're still watching, quoting, and coming to terms with the fact that he really, really moved on. Now we're left wondering which other actors from the series aren't big on a good binging session!