Rainn Wilson: “The Office” Star on His Awkward Childhood, The Joy of Being Dwight Schrute, and His Mission to Make Us More Mindful
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Actor Rainn Wilson is best known for playing Dwight Schrute on "The Office," but in recent years he has become a mental health and spirituality advocate through his books and production company, SoulPancake. He joins Guy to talk about the deep anxiety he faced as a young actor, his ensuing search for inner peace, and why he believes performing can be a spiritual act.
Links from the show:
Rainn and Steve Carell give a tour of the set of "The Office"
The documentary "Laughing Matters," produced by Rainn's production company with comedians talking about mental health
Rainn quizzes Billie Eilesh ("The Office's biggest fan")
Rainn on the difference between The Office and Saturday Night Live
Rainn and Steve Carell talk about pandemic-related stress and give advice about how to overcome it
Rainn and chess master Magnus Carlsen talk chess and metaphysics
Rainn and Russell Brand talk about life's big questions