Failures We Need

Actor Rainn Wilson, who plays Dwight Schrute on The Office, gives an interesting if almost combative interview to NY Mag's Grady Hendrix on the roots of his faith, his new book Soul Pancake, and how having a movie bomb in the box office can enhance that faith:

I'm so glad The Rocker bombed, because it taught me one of life's big lessons: You can't control the results. You just have to take care of your work. Your life is a gift and you have to make it your own. I don't know any other way to sum it up that doesn't sound completely corny. I learned that lesson, and I learned it by being in one of the biggest box-office flops in Hollywood history.