Rainn Wilson talks eye patches, crotchless panties in Reddit AMA

Rainn Wilson, who plays the contentious, martial arts-loving beet farmer Dwight Schrute on the American version of the Office, came to Reddit’s Ask Me Anything subreddit Monday afternoon.

Celebrities and Reddit newbies are usually a little skittish and mistake-prone on their first foray into the social news site. Not so for Wilson. He was immediately proactive, almost antagonistic. After an hour he announced “I’d like some more interesting questions, please.” At one point he asked, not in response to any question, “How am I doing compared to Obama and Zach Braff?”

While he mostly was earnest about his role on The Office and his sputtering film career (he’s well aware that people like the former more than the latter), he also opened up, briefly, about his Bahá’í Faith, plus why he looks so good in an eye patch.

Out of the many cast members on The Office, who do you think you’re most likely to keep in touch with after the show is over? (houseofbacon)
I truly love the whole cast. I suppose I’ll stay bestest friends with Angela and Jenna. Oscar just had a baby girl! Named August. I’m going to kidnap her and sell her in Venezuela. I still see and talk to Steve occasionally too.

How do you feel about “the Office” post-Steve Carell? (jlomann)
I think some mistakes were made in the Office last season creatively. That being said I think some of the best, most interesting and funniest stuff we’ve ever done was last season. The Talahassee stuff was pretty sublime I thought. The Episode when I had an appendectamy was brilliant.

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Rainn Wilson talks eye patches, crotchless panties in Reddit AMA

Rainn Wilson, who plays the contentious, martial arts-loving beet farmer Dwight Schrute on the American version of the Office, came to Reddit’s Ask Me Anything subreddit Monday afternoon.

Celebrities and Reddit newbies are usually a little skittish and mistake-prone on their first foray into the social news site. Not so for Wilson. He was immediately proactive, almost antagonistic. After an hour he announced “I’d like some more interesting questions, please.” At one point he asked, not in response to any question, “How am I doing compared to Obama and Zach Braff?”

While he mostly was earnest about his role on The Office and his sputtering film career (he’s well aware that people like the former more than the latter), he also opened up, briefly, about his Bahá’í Faith, plus why he looks so good in an eye patch.

Out of the many cast members on The Office, who do you think you’re most likely to keep in touch with after the show is over? (houseofbacon)

I truly love the whole cast. I suppose I’ll stay bestest friends with Angela and Jenna. Oscar just had a baby girl! Named August. I’m going to kidnap her and sell her in Venezuela. I still see and talk to Steve occasionally too.

How do you feel about “the Office” post-Steve Carell? (jlomann)

I think some mistakes were made in the Office last season creatively. That being said I think some of the best, most interesting and funniest stuff we’ve ever done was last season. The Talahassee stuff was pretty sublime I thought. The Episode when I had an appendectamy was brilliant.

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