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Why Steve Carell Won’t Guest-Star on The Office

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 14:  Actor and comedian Steve Carell arrives at the premiere of 'Crazy, Stupid, Love' at Event Cinemas Bondi Junction on September 14, 2011 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)

"Do you really think that people want to see Michael Scott again?" Steve Carell rhetorically muses to the Los Angeles Times when asked whether he might ever return for an episode of The Office. "I think the people who say they want to see Michael Scott reappear would be ultimately slightly disappointed. I think you always wish for something that you don't sincerely want to come true. And I think in a way it's better to imagine where Michael and Holly are at this point than actually see it."

Photo: Lisa Maree Williams/2011 Getty Images