Q&A with Idris Elba
A: Yeah, you couldn't ask for more variety. The Office is a very different kettle of fish. To be honest with you, my character isn't a very funny character. He isn't designed to be funny. Though I have to say I was very nervous to go into work with Steve and those guys—they're very funny. They've been doing it a long time, and I felt like, 'Oh man, I'm the new guy.' They gave me a decent amount of episodes in which to build this character, so I was very nervous. But you know, it was fun doing it. The guys are really really generous, though they hazed me for about a week.