Tuesday, July 8, 2008


‘The Office’ Actor Is A Real Internet Star

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Steve Carell may be making bank at the box office, but The Office funnyman Brian Baumgartner is a star on the Internet.

Baumgartner – who plays the lovable oaf Kevin Malone on The Office – stars in Kevin’s Loan, a short series of online webisodes that will premiere on NBC.com this Thursday (July 10), and he wants to show everyone who’s the real star.

He says, “Steve Carell may be the star of The Office, but I’m the star of the Internet. I’m the star of two-minute online video clips. I’m very proud of that.”

Baumgartner says his superior star quality is evident through his huge popularity with confused fans of the show.

He explains, “Whenever I go somewhere, people want to buy Kevin a drink or a shot. Not me, but Kevin. I don’t know what that’s about since there’s nothing about Kevin on the show that says he drinks. I think it’s the big, lovable guy thing people respond to.”

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