The Office Star Ed Helms's Favorite Andy Bernard Moments Were Opposite Will Ferrell
By Rachel Reed
It almost seems as if the farther away we get from the original run of The Office, the more there is to love about the series. Just like Steve Carell's current aged-like-fine-wine appearance, the NBC sitcom only gets better as time goes on. So while we wait to hear if there's any truth behind the rumors of a potential reunion show and continue to binge-watch the series on Netflix, we're also looking back at a time when the famous faces from Dunder Mifflin dished about the unforgettable moments that made their time in the paper company's Scranton (in California) branch what it was.
If you were ever curious to know what it was like to play Andy Bernard, Ed Helms has got you. While speaking to The Hollywood Reporter in 2013, the actor opened up about his favorite scenes and memories while playing the beloved—and endearingly obnoxious—Nard Dog.
Helms started out by shedding some light on why everyone loves the character so much, saying, "Andy Bernard is kind of a lovable boob. He's intrinsically sweet and well-intentioned, while simultaneously a raging jackass who can't stay out of his own way. I love that complexity and also Andy's emotional transparency."
As for his favorite moment over his many years of filming, Helms cites "Playing Will Ferrell's court jester" as a highlight. "His character made Andy eat soap and pour scalding coffee on his genitals just for a laugh. It was so silly and outrageous, and Will was so much fun to work with." Helms is, of course, referring to Ferrell's character of Deangelo Vickers, who came in to take over Michael Scott's role as manager—but didn't last long in the role (can you blame him?).
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[h/t The Hollywood Reporter]