I love revisiting old audition tapes. It’s a reminder that there are plenty of great actors and actresses who could play roles written on paper. Casting, being the art and science that it is, is all about finding that right person to bring that extra special “something” to the characters on screen.
Some extremely familiar faces auditioned for the roles of Pam, Jim, Michael Scott and others way back when NBC was preparing their American adaptation of hit BBC show The Office from Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant. Featured in this video are Adam Scott, Eric Stonestreet, Bob Odenkirk, Kathryn Hahn, John Cho and even Seth Rogen. All of these actors have gone on to achieve some incredible success. But, what would have their careers been like if they’d gotten the gig on The Office?
Find out which roles the auditioned for below…