Watch ‘The Office’ star flawlessly handle spontaneous cell call during live interview like a pro

Actor Rainn Wilson turned an awkward moment into a funny one when his phone rang during a live interview.

He was discussing his new Peacock show “Rainn Wilson and the Geography of Bliss “with MSNBC host Ari Melber, specifically advocating for Americans to bathe together for the sake of unity.

“All the towns of Iceland, everyone is just naked and they sit and they bathe together,” the actor explained. “We could unify a lot faster if we all bathed together, and I want to encourage members of Congress on both sides of the aisle to bathe together in the basement of Congress.”

As he continued to talk, Wilson’s phone began to ring.

“Show us. Who’s calling?” Melber asked.

“Spam risk,” Wilson responded. “Hello, I’m live on NBC right now.”

“They want me to buy solar panels. I’m so sorry,” the actor said, hanging up.

“Hey, it happens,” chuckled Melber, clearly not terribly bothered by the interruption.

“That’s what happens on “The Beat,” ’cause we’re live, baby. We don’t mess around,” Wilson laughed.

In an attempt to get back on track before the segment was scheduled to end, the actor threw his phone off camera.

“But let’s talk about happiness a little bit more. Here, catch.”


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