Steve Carell’s last turn as “The Office’s” bumbling boss, Michael Scott, aired on Thursday night, and the hilarious actor says filming his final scene for the NBC hit was more emotional than he expected.
“I had been preparing myself because I had known for about a year that I was going to be leaving this season, and I thought I was emotionally prepared,” Steve said in an interview that will air on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Monday. “But, I was really surprised at how bittersweet it was. Everybody was crying.
“It was nice though — they’re my friends,” he continued. “That was the difficult part of it is sort of moving on. I felt like I was a senior and everyone else is a junior, and I was graduating.”
Since filming his “Office” departure five weeks ago, the funnyman has been taking time to relax – something he says he’s a little too good at!
“I’m so great at not having anything to do,” Steve told Ellen with a laugh. “I think that I am an intrinsically, extremely lazy person. An entire day will go by I will have done nothing but drive my kids to school, pick them up, have a cup of coffee, read the paper and go to bed. And that’s it.
“I have nothing to show for a day,” he added.
However, Steve won’t have time to be “lazy” for long.
The 48-year-old comedian stars in the upcoming “Crazy, Stupid, Love,” which boasts an impressive cast including “The Notebook” star Ryan Gosling, Kevin Bacon, Marisa Tomei and Julianne Moore, and is slated for release on July 29.
Also in the pipeline for the actor is “Great Hope Springs,” co-starring Meryl Streep, due sometime in 2012.