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Ed Helms: 'The Office has no leading man'

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Andy Bernard from The Office

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Ed Helms has claimed that The Office will become an ensemble show following Steve Carell's departure.

The Hangover Part II star told IGN that no single actor would replace Carell's Michael Scott as the show's lead.

Helms said: "I think is part of what's going to define the post-Steve Carell era for The Office is a real celebration of this ensemble and what everyone is capable of. [We're] really... bringing different parts of the cast and family to the forefront at different times and learning a lot more about these people."

He continued: "It's kind of like learning more of the mythology about who people are, sort of like the way Lost would. You're learning all these crazy things about people."

Helms also revealed that his character Andy will be "mortified and hypnotised and beguiled all at once" by new Sabre CEO Robert California (James Spader).

"[Andy is] desperately seeking his approval," he explained. "But that's sort of James's energy, he's the guy you want to impress all the time. And he brings that to Robert California. So much gravitas! So Andy's sort of struggling to measure up."

The Office star and showrunner Paul Lieberstein recently claimed that Spader brings a "fantastic energy" to the set.

The eighth season of The Office begins on Thursday, September 22 on NBC.

> Office eighth season will feature two pregnancies

Watch a clip of Ed Helms on The Office below:

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