Throughout the show, The Office Has featured several guest stars. Some of the fan favorites include Will Ferrell, Jim Carrey, Idris Elba, and more. Making a cameo on a show can be a fun occasion, but two former Disney stars turned down a cameo on the popular comedy sitcom.
Famous Hollywood actors appeared in ‘Stress Relief’
In the break room, Pam, Jim (John Krasinski), and Andy (Ed Helms) watch a movie called Mrs Albert Hannaday. In the fictional film, Sophie (Alba) introduces her boyfriend Sam (Black) to her grandmother Lily (Leachman). At first, Sam and Lily have a strange relationship. Then both made a romantic relationship. However, the film ends with Lily kissing a younger man, which breaks Sam’s heart.
In a recent episodeoffice ladiespodcast, former co-stars Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey talk about the season 5 episode titled “Stress Relief.” Apart from iconic fire drill scene And the hilarious CPR segment, the episode also featured famous Hollywood guest stars Jessica Alba, Jack Black, and Cloris Leachman.
Zac Efron and Corbin Bleu turn down a cameo in ‘The Office’
Nate Federman, on a writer’s assistant The Office, Played the role of a young man kissing Lily in the film. However, another actor was expected to play the role. During a podcast episode, Kinsey and Fischer contacted Federman to find out how they got the part. he revealed that high school musical Stars Zac Efron and Corbin Blue were to play the role. But, he turned down the offer.
“Originally, my part was supposed to be for Zac Efron, and there were actual lines, but they turned it down, and so did Corbin Blue and Christopher Mintz-Plasse. The day it was supposed to be shot, they cast it. Didn’t, and all the lines were cut. And they really just needed someone who was going to look young with Cloris Leachman,” he explained. “They didn’t have to be beautiful or famous. Then enter me.”
‘The Office’ writer’s assistant talks about his experience on set
Federman explained the directors’ Paul Lieberstein, and Jeff Blitz approached him about the part. Although he had little acting experience, Federman was eager to take on the role. “The last time I performed was in fifth grade,” he explained. “But I was really excited to earn five hundred bucks and the remainder. So I said, ‘Sure, I will.’”
The writer’s assistant revealed that he was “intimidated” to land the role on camera. “It was working with all these incredible actors and actresses who knew exactly what they were doing, and I didn’t want to spoil things for everyone else,” he continued. “So I went home that night, and I told my girlfriend, now my wife, what to do. And I was really scared.”
Finally, Federman shared that he was grateful for the opportunity. “I’m incredibly grateful that my five seconds of fame were spent with an ultimate legend like Cloris Leachman. And it’s something that I always get a kick out of when I get to tell people,” he said.
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