‘The Office:’ why co-star Jenna Fischer has described it as ‘Not the Jennifer Aniston’


The iconic sitcom of NBC’s The Office continues to be legendary in the world of comedy. In launching the careers of several cast members, including Steve Carell (Michael Scott) John Krasinski (Jim Halpert) and Jenna Fischer (Pam Beesly Halpert), the series maintains its follow-up massive thanks to streaming services.

One of the main stories of the program highlighted the relationship in the evolution of Jim and Pam. Instead of taking the path glamorous, Fischer adopted a deliberate look more moderate for the role of the receptionist of Dunder Mifflin when he attempted the role.

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Jenna Fischer did Pam’s a woman of few words

According to Screenrant, Fischer used his prior experience as a receptionist and administrative assistant in their audition for the casting directors of The Office. By limiting his conversation during his performance to the point of giving one word answers, the strategy of the actress won over the producers.

“My opinion on the character of Pam was that he had no training in media, so I wouldn’t know how to give a good interview,” said Fischer Andy Greene, author of The Office: The untold story of the best comedy of the situation. of the decade of 2000. “The first question they made was” would You like to work as a receptionist? “. I made a long pause and I said” No “… said nothing more than that. … The silence continued for what seemed like an eternity. And then, began to laugh. I committed myself to the same tactic “.

The showrunner Greg Daniels was stunned by the performance authentic Fischer. “After her first audition I thought,‘ How did you do that? Are you a real receptionist?

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The star of “The Office” goes against the glamour as Pam

Adopting an approach that definitive and healthy to portray the receptionist of Dunder Mifflin, Fischer took the advice of the casting director Allison Jones to give up the glamour.

“When I received my first call to the hearing, I spoke with her and she said that his notes had to minimize my appearance, as if not they could be beautiful, without makeup,” said Fischer on the instructions of Jones. “I said,” really? “That is because usually the casting directors say:” okay, I know very sexy. I know most sexy and sexy what you should be. “ But she said:” I Know as simple as possible and dare to bore me “.

Jones knew that Fischer would be the protagonist in actions and appearance. “Jenna always seemed to be the right kind,” Jones said Greene. “It is also nice in her hometown … Jenna has that kind of a girl next door, and it is not so exciting … it is Not threatening in any way.”

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Jenna Fischer and John Krasinski become the perfect couple

While Krasinski had that look of “boy next door”, some of his fellow actors felt that she radiated a certain level of celebrity that was the perfect contrast to Fischer.

“John always had this kind of star quality to him,” said Greene Kate Flannery, who played Meredith Palmer on the program. “Jenna is a heroine slightly unexpected. She is not Jennifer Aniston. Its beauty is more subtle. There was a sense of balance there. “

What resulted was one of the most iconic in the history of television. “I could get emotional just by watching John and Jenna filming a scene,” shared the co-star Creed Bratton. “It felt romantic. Could be on the other side of the room, look up and see the look. It was all in the eyes. Had a really special “.

The love story of Jim and Pam lives in the hearts of the fanatics and die-hard of The Office!

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