Steve Carell Denies Exiting 'The Office' for Pay Rise


Steve Carell


The actor explains the reason he withdrew from the TV series is because he wants to spend more time with his family.

"The Office" star Steve Carell has dismissed rumors his plan to leave the hit U.S. comedy is a ploy for a pay rise - because he simply wants to spend more time with his family. The actor has played embarrassing boss Michael Scott on the series since 2005, in a role based on Ricky Gervais' original star turn in the British version of the show.

Carell confirmed last month he doesn't plan to return to the series after its next season, and he's looking forward to taking a hiatus from Hollywood to be a better dad to kids Elisabeth, nine, and John, five, with his wife Nancy. He tells the National Enquirer, "It's not a negotiating tactic at all. It's just that I want to spend more time with my kids right now."

But Carell isn't planning to laze around the house - he wants to become a fixture at the local general store he purchased in rural Marshfield Hill, Massachusetts, currently managed by his sister-in-law, Tish Vivado. He adds, "I will be manning the cash register and stocking the shelves as times permits."

© AceShowbiz.com


MORE FROM NEWS

Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with *

   

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Fighting Over Karrueche? Chris Brown's Crew Allegedly Confronts Migos at BET Awards After-Party
  2. 'Toy Story': Sad Backstory of Andy's Father Debunked by Writer
  3. 'Avengers: Infinity War' Set Photos Reveal Iron Man's New Suit
  4. 'America's Got Talent' Week 5: Guy Sings Whitney Houston's 'I Have Nothing' Like It's Nothing
  5. Protective Boyfriend The Weeknd Tells Selena Gomez to Cover Up
  6. Katy Perry Breaks Silence on Orlando Bloom's Nude Photos, Claims He Tried to Get Her Naked Too
  7. Living Life to the Fullest! Brad Pitt Caught Cozying Up to Sienna Miller and Elle Macpherson
  8. Angelina Jolie Is Worrying That Brad Pitt Will Get More Custody
  9. George Clooney and Amal Are Moving Their Children to L.A. for Safety Reasons
  10. Katy Perry Crowd-Surfing Twice at Glastonbury 2017

CELEBS PHOTO