The Office: The sad and true reason why BJ Novak left the hit comedy

Actor BJ Novak has seen his talent showcased in high-grossing films as well as famous television shows. However, he will always be remembered for his participation in The Office from which he left to the disappointment of comedy fans.

The actor BJ Novak He was not just a member of the original cast of The Office, NBC’s American adaptation of the BBC Two hit; He was also one of its writers. However, even though he wrote some of the series’ most memorable episodes, such as Season 1’s “Diversity Day,” his portrayal of Ryan Howard is what stands out.

Over the course of the long career of BJ Novak in The Office, Ryan experienced one of the wildest character arcs to see on television. He started out as an office temp, an everyman who acted as a proxy for the audience amidst the madness unfolding around him. At the same time, he had an air of superiority that eventually led him to rise through the ranks and eventually land a job as a corporate vice president. However, his meteoric rise was soon followed by an epic breakdown, in which he eventually became hooked on drugs.

By ninth year, Ryan had been through everything in comedy. However, the character’s career in The Office it ended with something of a whimper during the final season, as it appeared in only two episodes. In real life, BJ Novak had decided to leave The Officewhich, in turn, left fans wondering what happened until he finally revealed the reason for his departure.

When asked BJ Novak Why did you choose not to participate in one more round with The Officeexplained that he was going through some of the same things that many people go through when they try too hard at work. “I was exhausted,” said actor BJ Novak, his retirement from the series a sad farewell to those who supported his character’s journey.

The fans, cast and production of The Office did not want BJ Novak to retire

BJ Novak continues to fondly remember his experience on The Office

For his part, the co-creator of the series The Office and fellow writer Greg Daniels, who actually cast BJ Novak on the show, did his best to dissuade the actor from his decision to leave. “How can I keep you here?” he said, as relayed by Novak, who responded, “Sometimes you just know when it’s time.”

Although he had reached the end of his rope at that point, BJ Novak continues to fondly remember his experience in The Office. Plus, she wishes she’d taken the time to enjoy his character a little more, at least that’s what he says years after leaving comedy.

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