‘The Office’: Rainn Wilson Shares Dwight Schrute’s Advice to Surviving the Coronavirus Pandemic

Fans want more episodes of The Office, but some of the actors have been against doing a revival. The next best thing is asking the cast what their characters would be up to today. Rainn Wilson, who played Dwight Schrute, gave his theory on what he would be doing during the coronavirus pandemic.

Rainn Wilson’s recent post got ‘The Office’ fans talking

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Wilson’s most recent Instagram post shows him with pigs. This had a lot of fans of the show talking.

“Regional manager of Schrute Farms,” wrote one fan in the comments. This is in reference to Dwight’s family farm where he also lives. They have animals along with hemp, beets, and more.

Another one asked, “Where is Moses?” Moses (Michael Schur) is Dwight’s cousin who also lives on the farm. There is another star of The Office that has also been giving fans updates.

Ed Helms shared his quarantine update on Andy

Wilson wasn’t the only actor of The Office who was asked what their character would do during this time. Ed Helms was interviewed by Entertainment Weekly.

“It depends on when in the series you catch Andy,” Helms answered. “There are moments where he’s almost manic. I feel like he’d be fine doing little a cappella jams on his phone for days.”

He then turned to one of his favorite moments as a guide to what could happen. “One of my favorite Andy lines of all time — and I can’t even remember the episode or what he was talking about exactly — but he’s clearly in a bad way and he’s kind of depressed,” he said. “He says something like, ‘I mean, last night, I ate a pizza over the sink like a rat!’”

Helms then said, “That’s the Andy that would really spin out during quarantine.” Dwight would be keeping busy during this time according to Wilson.

Wilson said Dwight would advise people to learn self-defense

Rainn Wilson as Dwight Schrute, John Krasinski as Jim Halpert on 'The Office'
Rainn Wilson as Dwight Schrute, John Krasinski as Jim Halpert on ‘The Office’ | Chris Haston/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images

Wilson caught up with Entertainment Weekly and gave his theory on what Dwight would be doing during the pandemic. He thinks the character would also watch Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness.

The Netflix show follows a man named Jospeh Maldonado-Passage, also known as “Joe Exotic,” who previously owned the G.W. Zoo. He had a feud with Carole Baskin and eventually was sentenced to prison for trying to hire someone to murder her and more. Wilson thinks the series would inspire his character.

“Oh yeah,” Wilson said to Dwight watching the series. “Probably somewhere in the northwestern Pennsylvania fictional land where Dwight Schrute actually exists, there would be Schrute Zoo, inspired by Tiger King.”

Wilson believes Dwight and Angela are still living on the Schrute Farm with their child. The actor thinks that once coronavirus started spreading then Dwight wouldn’t allow people “anywhere near [his family]. I think there’d be a lot of guns involved.”

He also added that this would be the advice Dwight would give to people. “Dwight’s advice would all be about working on your self-defense,” said Wilson. “Dwight would have confused the coronavirus with the zombie apocalypse.” That makes sense given Dwight was training in martial arts and was always quick to get physical in a situation.