Rainn Wilson who played the role of Dwight Schrute, is a salesman and the assistant to the regional manager opened up about feeling unsatisfied when he was filming some seasons of “The Office”.
Rainn Wilson while promoting his newly released book, “Soul Boom: Why We Need a Spiritual Revolution,” Wilson talked about his time filming the hit show “The Office”. As the saying goes the grass always looks greener on the other side.
“When I was in ‘The Office,’ I spent several years really mostly unhappy because it wasn’t enough, I was making hundreds of thousands. I wanted millions, and I was a TV star, but I wanted to be a movie star. It was never enough.” Wilson said on Bill Maher’s “Club Random” podcast.
“I’m on a hit show, Emmy nominated every year, making lots of money working with, like, Steve Carell and Jenna Fisher and John Krasinski and these amazing writers and incredible directors like Paul Feig. I’m on one of the great TV shows. People love it. I wasn’t enjoying it.” he added.
“I was thinking about, ‘Why am I not a movie star? Why am I, not the next Jack Black or the next Will Ferrell? How come I can’t have a movie career? Why don’t I have this development deal?'” he added.
The Office depicts the everyday work lives of office employees at the Scranton, Pennsylvania, branch of the fictional Dunder Mifflin Paper Company. The show was aired on NBC from March 24, 2005, to May 16, 2013, for a total of nine seasons.
Though the podcast episode of the discussion has not yet been released, a transcript of the show was provided to OutKick.