Carell who plays socially awkward boss Michael Scott in the American version of the series based off Gervais British Office says he cant stand being around Gervais because theres a lot of awkward tension between them due to the success of the American Office.
Carell jokes, [Ricky] is very scary. Hes a very intimidating human being and none of us [the cast of The Office] like him very much, and he doesnt like us either. Theres an awkwardness. You can cut the tension with a knife.
And next to Gervais, Carell doesnt just consider himself the boss of The Office, hes the boss of the bathroom too.
He says, I actually saw Ricky in the mens room once and I swear to God, he leaned over the urinal, looked at me, and said, I knew it!
But despite the tension between them, Carell insists hell continue to take cues from Gervais, and will even do an American version of Gervais show Extras.
He jokes, Whatever Ricky does next, I will follow. I will follow Rickys entire career.
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