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Bob Odenkirk Auditioned To Play Michael Scott In The Office US

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Bob Odenkirk Auditioned To Play Michael Scott In The Office US

Incredible resurfaced footage shows Bob Odenkirk auditioning to play Steve Carell's Michael Scott in The Office US. Check it out below:

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Although it's quite unimaginable for anyone else to play the role that Carell made his own for a number of years, it seems as if fans have been left pretty impressed with Odenkirk's audition after watching the clip.

As per Screen Rant, Odenkirk was actually a member of the cast when the series was presented to NBC.

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Odenkirk could have been our beloved Michael Scott... Credit: NBC
Odenkirk could have been our beloved Michael Scott... Credit: NBC

Also, Carell had already committed to star in NBC's Come to Papa, however, it was cancelled after just four episodes, which freed up his availability.

Afterwards, he was then considered in contention for the role of Michael that he eventually played for seven seasons.

For those who don't know, Odenkirk, despite not getting cast for the role, still appeared in the sixteenth episode of the final season.

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The episode was titled 'Moving On' where Pam (Jenna Fischer) was interviewing for a job in Philadelphia so she could possibly be closer to Jim (John Krasinski).

Steve Carell as The Office's Michael Scott. Credit: Alamy
Steve Carell as The Office's Michael Scott. Credit: Alamy

The boss she interviewed with was played by Odenkirk and his demeanour gave Pam total deja-vu.

The character, Mark, was a carbon-copy of Michael Scott as they had the same sense of humour and behaviour.

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It's pretty impossible whether to know if Odenkirk would have had the impact of Carell has had on fans of The Office, but it's safe to say that his career wasn't hindered by missing out on the lead role.

Odenkirk would never have been able to play Saul Goodman in the hit series Breaking Bad, nor would he have received the spinoff series, Better Call Saul.

The actor's latest and different role was in critically acclaimed film Nobody and it received a solid 7.4 rating on IMDb.

Odenkirk is best known for his role as Saul Goodman in Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul. Credit: High Bridge Productions
Odenkirk is best known for his role as Saul Goodman in Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul. Credit: High Bridge Productions
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The synopsis for the movie reads: "A docile family man slowly reveals his true character after his house gets burgled by two petty thieves, which, coincidentally, leads him going to a bloody war with a Russian crime boss."

Nobody sees Odernkirk transform into Hutch Mansell for the action-thriller, which, is absolutely jam-packed with an enormous amount of violence.

Mansell is described as an 'underestimated and mild-mannered family man' who is 'unresisting to his life's hardships'.

The actor is joined by Connie Nielsen, RZA, Aleksei Serebryakov, Christopher Lloyd, Gage Munroe and Paisley Cadorath.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: TV and Film, US News, The Office

Anish Vij
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