‘Hangover Part II’ Star Ed Helms Weighs In On His ‘Office’ Boss Credentials

The Office” bid Steve Carell’s bumbling Michael Scott goodbye this season. In the process, they lost someone to take the reins at the Scranton Dundler-Mifflin branch, TV’s most distinguished paper selling company. Several candidates were interviewed in the show’s season finale (Will Arnett, Ray Romano, Jim Carrey, Ricky Gervaise and Warren Buffett among the candidates), but the question of who will get the job still remains unanswered… though perhaps the answer is just a “Hangover” away.

When MTV News caught up with Ed Helms at the premiere of “The Hangover Part II,” he weighed in on what might happen next season.

“Oh boy… well, we were supposed to have Osama Bin Laden replace Steve Carell; that didn’t work out,” he joked. “So, I don’t know what’s next. I don’t know. It’s a big open question. It’s a lot of fun.”

In fact, Andy Bernard (played by Helms) did interview for the position and seems to really want the job, though he’s got stiff competition from fellow office-mates Daryl (Craig Robinson) and Dwight (Rainn Wilson). Helms couldn’t confirm that he’d be the new Michael Scott anytime soon, but with season eight set to kick off this fall, perhaps Andy has just the right amount of kooky (once so well played out by Michael Scott) to be the guy in charge.

“I don’t know about that,” he said. “If you’re telling me something… but I have no idea.”

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