08/30/2011 06:37 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

'The Office' Cast Talks James Spader, Replacing Michael Scott (VIDEO)

It's been a strange and difficult time for the cast of "The Office."

While we might mourn the lost of the lovable Michael Scott, it's out with the old and in with the new.

The new being, of course, Robert California, played by James Spader.

And it turns out "The Office" cast is a little nervous around the "Boston Legal" big wig.

To put it in familiar terms: "He scares the sh-- out of me," Phyllis Smith said.