Oh Jenna Fischer: No. No You Sweet, Sweet Flower, No
Jenna Fischer, she of The Office fame, and she who used to be married to James Gunn (with whom she combined to make the cutest divorced couple ever), has a memoir out: The Actor’s Life: A Survival’s Guide. In it, per Jezebel, she talks about her relationship with John Krasinki on The Office, and you guys, this is going to be a little awkward:
“He wasn’t just the best Jim — he was Jim. I remember the day we met. As I was being shown to the actor’s holding room, he was just being called in to read with another potential Pam … As he passed by, he introduced himself, and we shook hands. It was as if lightning struck through the center of the room.”
You know what? I bet Krasinski really is a super sweet guy, but I think you might have been reading something into that encounter:
“John and I were walking out of an audition scene, and he suddenly turned to me and whispered, ‘You’re my favorite Pam. I hope you get this job.’ It was exactly as sweet and cute and supportive as anything Jim would say to Pam. I smiled really big and said, ‘I’m so glad you said that because you’re my favorite Jim and I don’t think anyone could do it except for you.’”
Oh wow! And then, on Jim and Pam’s first kiss, I think Jenna might have gone a little too method with her feelings:
“When he walked away, I felt completely transported into a new reality. I was Pam, I was talking with my mother, and my heart was breaking. I spoke into the phone, telling her I was in love with Jim, but I couldn’t confess my feelings to him. Suddenly, Jim walked in the door. I turned and saw him and my heart felt like it might burst out of my chest. I wanted so much to tell him how I felt, but before I could, he kissed me. It was perfect.”
It was perfect. It was also acting. But I totally get it! If John Krasinski fake kissed me, I’d probably get a little wobbly, too. He’s a handsome man and he seems like a super sweet guy.
As Jezebel notes, this recalls a conversation that Fischer had on Watch What Happens Live last year in which she said, “There’s like a real part of me that is Pam, and there’s a real part of him that’s Jim, and those parts of us were genuinely in love with one another.”
Asked to respond to that later, Krasinski — who is a happily married man — said that he felt bad for Fischer because her quote was taken out of context (it wasn’t taken out of context).
But also, #TeamJim, Joanna.
Related: To this day, if I am feeling rotten, I will still queue up The Office wedding video, and it never, ever fails. That still remains my all-time favorite television wedding.
Also, someone should find out if these two are still married.
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