It`s almost ridiculous what percentage of celebrities appeared on “The Office.” Oscar winners, blockbuster movie stars, professional athletes, musicians: Clark Duke from “Hot Tub Time Machine”? Yeah, he got pretty wild for a moment. Even crazier are the stories of individuals who were offered a task within the infinitely repeatable series and who thought, “No, I don`t want leftovers for the remainder of my life.”
One such story about cameos came to light. On the podcast, Office Ladies the series stars Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey revealed one such story. The podcast is run by these ladies who recap the show and offer “office” gossip behind the scenes.
The episode discussed was “Stress Relief,” the season five story, which featured a series of high-profile guest appearances through the inclusion of a universal film called “Mrs. Albert Hannaday.” The “movie” told the story of a young couple, played by Jack Black and Jessica Alba, who was deeply moved when Black’s character discovered that he was crazy with the grandmother of his friend Lily, played by Cloris Leachman.
At the top of the film, the character of Black is heartbroken when Lily falls crazy with a good younger man played by “The Office” assistant writer Nate Federman. If Alist’s leap from the celebs to a person he helped onset seems strange to you, you are not alone. Federman was contacted by the women of the office of an equivalent name to seek out out how he got the role, and it seems that was a last-minute replacement for a few of the most important Disney stars of the day.
Zac Efron and Corbin Bleu turned down the roles
“Originally my role was for Zac Efron,” Federman recalls, “and there have been indeed lines, but he turned it down, as did Corbin Bleu,” before revealing that Christopher Mintz-Plasse was also within the running. Unfortunately, none of the would-be beats accepted production for his or her job offer.
“The day before it had been alleged to be filmed, they hadn’t released it and every one the lines were stop. And one they really needed was someone who looked young to form out with Cloris Leachman,” Federman continued. “You did not have to be handsome or famous. So that’s when i entered the scene.”
He’s not the type of that you simply think will happen if you get employment as an assistant on a sitcom, but it’s amazing when this young man isn’t paid to pretend that Cloris Leachman would love him. While the punchline may need been a touch softer on one among the “High School Musical” stars on the scene, Federman was grateful for the chance. “… It’s something I always enjoy telling people,” he told Kinsey and Fischer.