The Unusual Reason Steve Carell Required 'The Office' Set to Be at a Specific Cold Temperature

Steve Carell required the temperature on the set of 'The Office' to be cold at all times.
Steve Carell required the temperature on the set of 'The Office' to be cold at all times. / Kevin Winter/Getty Images

I know from personal experience how frustrating it can be to come to an agreement regarding the temperature in the office. Some people are naturally warmer than others, while some (like me!) are basically shivering at all times. That being said, I don't think I'd be able to survive as an actor or crew member on the set of The Office. While it would be a once in a lifetime opportunity to see the Dunder Mifflin crew in action, apparently a special someone required the temp to be at a cool 64 degrees Fahrenheit at all times. But I guess he kind of had a good—and unexpected—reason.

As reported by Insider, Steve Carell, who of course played Michael Scott, insisted the set be kept at such a cool temperature because of his very active sweat glands. As silly as it might sound, it's not a myth. Rainn Wilson, who played Dwight Schrute, revealed this behind-the-scenes secret in his 2015 book, The Bassoon King: My Life in Art, Faith, and Idiocy. If you want to read more, you can buy it here.

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Insider notes that Carell's requirement was not exactly appreciated by his cast mates, who apparently suffered through the chilly temp until they finally got space heaters. Sounds incredibly annoying, but at the same time, who wants to keep reshooting scenes because of potential sweat stains? Gross!

If you now want to rewatch the show to try and spot any hidden sweat marks, I really don't blame you. Any excuse to binge The Office another time through is totally understandable!