How The Office's Dwight Schrute Would React to Tiger King According to Rainn Wilson

Everybody—stay calm!
Everybody—stay calm! / NBCUniversal Media, LLC

According to Rainn Wilson, his character on The Office, Dwight Schrute, would be hooked on the Netflix docuseries Tiger King, which follows former zookeeper Joe Exotic through his journey from opening up his big cat park to being sentenced to prison.

Wilson caught the attention of fans last month when he posted a hilarious photo of his character's face over Joe's, turning the controversial zookeeper into "Dwight Exotic."

Entertainment Weekly recently caught up with Wilson and discussed Netflix's new docuseries. When Wilson was asked if he thought Dwight would get into the show just like nearly everyone else during quarantine, the Emmy nominee said, "oh yeah," adding, "Probably somewhere in the northwestern Pennsylvania fictional land where Dwight Schrute actually exists, there would be Schrute Zoo, inspired by Tiger King."

Wilson went on to imagine how Dwight and his wife Angela, played by Angela Kinsey, would be handling the COVID-19 pandemic, explaining to Entertainment Weekly that the pair would be living on Schrute Farms with their son and keeping all others "relegated to the barn" before the spread of the virus. Wilson said that once the virus showed up, Dwight "wouldn't allow them anywhere near [his family]. I think there'd be a lot of guns involved."

If you're familiar with Dwight's character, that's not too far-fetched of an idea. But the most believable scenario is probably how Wilson thinks the assistant to the regional manager would try to help others in this trying time. "Dwight's advice would all be about working on your self-defense," the actor said. "Dwight would have confused the coronavirus with the zombie apocalypse."

Now that you know Dwight would be working on constructing “Schrute Zoo,” check out how Ed Helms thinks his character on The Office, Andy Bernard, would handle quarantine by heading here.

[h/t Entertainment Weekly]