Here’s what the Beautiful Boy star had to share with the mag…
On his reaction to Timothee Chalamet‘s weight loss for the film: “He just looked terrible with the added makeup, like really shockingly bad.”
On why The Office wouldn’t work as a new show in 2018: “The climate’s different. I mean, the whole idea of that character, Michael Scott, so much of it was predicated on inappropriate behavior. I mean, he’s certainly not a model boss. A lot of what is depicted on that show is completely wrong-minded. That’s the point, you know? But I just don’t know how that would fly now. There’s a very high awareness of offensive things today—which is good, for sure. But at the same time, when you take a character like that too literally, it doesn’t really work.”
On his high-school reunion right before The-40-Year-Old Virgin came out: “I had a high school reunion just before the movie came out. I hadn’t seen these people in several years. And they’d start talking about what they’d been involved in, and I would mention that I just did this movie called 40-Year-Old Virgin, and as I reflect back, I realize how dumb it must have sounded to all of these people. It sounded like it might be the worst movie ever, just based on the title. I could feel my classmates feeling sorry for me. I could see the pity in their eyes.”
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