BJ Novak was the first person hired The Office, working as a writer and playing the tentative Ryan Howard. He left the show in the ninth season, explaining in an interview with Dax Shepard. chair specialist podcast that he felt like he “can’t do it anymore.” Nowak also shared his biggest regret about this The Office.
BJ Novak had a major regret about his time on ‘The Office’
During the October 11 episode chair specialist Podcast, Novak discusses working on her own time The Office And explained one of his biggest regrets with the series.
In the end, Novak said he wants her to enjoy every bit The Office He did more than that. Shepard told how The Office The series remains popular even after it ended. “It’s bigger than ever,” he explained. “The Office now has a huge fanbase that was the same one when it was originally out.”
He continued, asking Novak, “Which part of the process did you like the most?”
Nowak reflected on how he wished he could enjoy everything more at the time. “One of my biggest regrets was not enjoying it as much as I should have, now that I look back,” he explained. “And people say, ‘Wasn’t that unbelievable?’”
He continued, “Like, you’re never going to get this again – Steve Carell in the room, John”. [Krasinski], Jenna Fischer], Ren [Wilson], those writers—like this will never happen again. Maybe something special in a different way, but at the time I was so insecure, nervous. Novak shared some of her concerns: “How long will this last? Am I going to get a line in the next episode? Will my script be rewritten? Will I be fired? What happens when this show gets canceled? Am I making the most of this moment?”
“I was so competitive and career-obsessed and self-obsessed … that I didn’t rest,” Novak said. “I didn’t just relax and just let myself be a The Office. I was still able to do some good work and enjoy some good times, but not nearly as much.”
Novak burns out and leaves ‘The Office’
Novak decided he didn’t want to continue with the show in its previous season, explaining to Shepard how he felt “burned out” from the experience.
“You went first The Office finished,” said Shepard. “And what took you from there?”
Novak acknowledged that there were “some things” that contributed to her decision to leave the hit show. “I Was Burned, Mindy” [Kaling] had left. Carol was gone. And they wanted a new audience and they asked if I’d like to do that and I can’t imagine it. And I just couldn’t imagine walking around without it. And I just couldn’t do it anymore. I didn’t have love. “
“How can I keep you here,” co-creator and writer Greg Daniels asked Novak. Novak explained, “And I said, ‘Sometimes you know when it’s time.’” It was something that Daniels understood well because it was the reason he left. SNL as a writer.
Novak admits he went to work after the show The Mindy Project But he had “a kind of breakdown,” he said, adding, “I was really burned out and sad — and it was just time. And I never really grew up.”
“I’ve never had to do anything for myself,” he shared. “I didn’t learn to do anything.”
Nowak explained that he was “lost” for many years. “I felt lost and I wanted to feel lost after all that. I didn’t know who I was. I was a part of the show but I didn’t know who I was… I kind of messed up was,” he admitted. “But I didn’t really have people in my life. I had Mindy as a very close friend, but I didn’t have a relationship, I didn’t have a group of friends… and I had no way out… I was so sad. “
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