The coronavirus pandemic has forced a few shows to shut shop and record whatever they can from their homes. But at the same time, it is also giving birth to new concepts. For example, Oprah launched a brand-new coronavirus-related talk show on Apple TV+. And now, actor John Krasinski has joined the club.
Krasinski has launched an all-new, free show on YouTube in an attempt to bring some good news back into our lives. He kickstarted his show, dubbed Some Good News (SGN), by inviting his former co-actor and friend Steve Carrell as his first ever guest. They spent their time together discussing some of their favourite scenes and memories from the eight years they’ve worked together. Krasinski recalled filming Carell’s last ever episode of the show. The two shared an emotional scene in which Jim tearfully labelled Michael as the “best boss I’ve ever had.”
“I was sort of hoping that they wouldn’t do your scene and my scene (together) last,” Krasinski said. “I think you and I counted: It was either 17 or 19 takes where there wasn’t an audible word that came out. It was just action and then you and I going (screams).”
“That was a hard one,” Carell said. “That was really – that one was tough. Some of my most fond memories – personally or professionally – are entwined and connected with that show.
“I think that most of the memories have to do with things that we shared as a cast… Part of what was so much fun about it was everybody in the cast was rooting for everybody else. People would step back when it was time for other people to shine and celebrate it.”
The two also talked about a possible reunion. “Listen, I know everyone’s talking about a reunion, but hopefully one day we just get to reunite as people and just all get to say ‘hi,’ ” Krasinski said. “I miss you a ton, man.”
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