Terry Estudillo of The Seattle Times delves into the life and career of Rainn Wilson (“Dwight”).
Wilson says Dwight is inspired in part by his counterpart, Mackenzie Crook’s equally officious Gareth Keenan, in the original British series.
“I used the central aspect of Mackenzie’s character — that pompousness, self-superior-ness, the love of hierarchy, the way his mind could be so mind-bogglingly dull in some ways and brilliant in others — and I just ran with it.”
Read the full article here.
Thanks to Brian for the tip!