Five very Kiwi things Rainn Wilson's done

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Publish Date
Tuesday, 6 September 2016, 8:49AM

Rainn Wilson is getting into all things New Zealand.

The Office star has been in the country for less than a to film shark thriller movie Meg alongside Jason Statham.

But he’s already working his way through some pretty Kiwi-as things.

Here are five of them:

1. Delved into some Kiwi comedy

 Wilson checked out Kiwi comedian, Rhys Darby’s TV series Short Poppies, and praised it as "Hystericamazing". Yes, he had to make up a whole new word just to describe how much he liked it.

2. Got onboard with Air New Zealand

Wilson totally dug the look of our local airline. In a post on Instagram, he dubbed the designs on an Air New Zealand plane "the coolest design of all time". Of all time, guys!

Air New Zealand has the coolest airplane tail design of all time. #Badass #Punk #Maori

A photo posted by Rainn Wilson (@rainnwilson) on Aug 31, 2016 at 8:29am PDT

3. Survived a New Zealand earthquake

Last week an earthquake struck off the coast and Wilson made it through unscathed, although it did leave him a little "shook up."

My Earthquake Trauma

A video posted by Rainn Wilson (@rainnwilson) on Sep 1, 2016 at 4:48pm PDT

4. Learned some fun facts

Wilson shared some facts about New Zealand that he’s learned since his arrive with his Twitter followers. Including that we have no native mammals and that we aren’t ever "mean or grumpy". It's a fact.

He was a little off on one fact: thinking that we are "basically Canada". Off by the entire Pacific Ocean, but that's ok.

5. Watched David Farrier’s doco

What’s more Kiwi than Farrier uncovering the seedy underbelly of competitive tickling? Well, Wilson watched it this morning and thought it was "incredible".