Angela: And sometimes you’re with someone and you’ll be like what am I doing? But I think Andy and Angela have a lot of that. They sort of bring each other’s sort of crazy…
Ed: Yeah. But I do think that there is an undercurrent like anyone — with the exception of Andy’s parents, anyone who knows our couple is probably like what the hell is going on here?
Ed: And I’ve certainly had that experience at a wedding before, just being like — like the entire wedding party at the reception being like oh god.
Ed: Let’s enjoy the food.
Press: Do you guys have specific moments where you — where one of your cast mates — where you just couldn’t handle it anymore and you had to shoot it several times because you couldn’t stop laughing?
Ed: There are so many.
Angela: My gosh, every day. I’m not kidding.
Ed: There’s so many. But Angela, we…
Angela: We just had one.
Ed: What was the one that we had recently?
Angela: It was so bad. It was so — we — I mean they had to stop rolling. It was actually me, Ed and Rainn. And they literally gave us like a five minute break to try and collect ourselves.
And what was hilarious was like first, I think like — I think I went first and then Rainn got tickled. And then Rainn and I finally get it together and then Ed lost it. It was so funny.
Ed: What was the thing? Oh, I remember one that was — it was from the — I think it was the season premiere this year when I come up to your desk and I go hey Ang, and you give — shoot me this dirty look and I go hola.
Ed: A la, a la…
Angela: Under my angerella…
Ed: Under my angerella…
Ed: And Oscar was sitting next to, you know, Oscar’s desk is right there. So he — and Oscar never breaks — ever, he never breaks.
Angela: I know.
Ed: It’s sort of like this running bet, like he’ll give anyone $100 if he breaks. And I was doing the Angela thing and I made eye contact with Oscar. And he didn’t break, but he had this twinkle in his eye…
Ed: And it was like I’m about to break him. And it made me lose it.
Ed: And it’s so frustrating because sometimes it’s like your favorite take. It’s, you know, it’s like the take that’s going the best that’s always the funniest and it makes you lose it.
Press: My question is basically now that the show has been around for a couple of years and it’s in its fifth season, how do you go about approaching your characters in a way that keeps things fresh, not just for the audience or the show, but for yourselves? How do you go about that?
Angela: Oh wow. You know, I really think — we sort of highlighted on this a minute ago, that I really think that our writers, for me personally, keep surprising me.
And that just sort of gives me new energy and new life all the time for my character because every time I think that okay well this is as much that can happen to this woman, then I go to a table read and I’m like you’re kidding me.
And so for me a lot of it has to do with these amazing storylines that the writers give us and I have to say we all so love our own show.
We’re dorks for our own show and we so enjoy it that it’s very easy for me to keep my enthusiasm up because it’s the most amazing thing I’ve ever been a part of.
And we still have a giddiness and just a real sense of fun even five years into it.
Ed: Yeah. Well I would agree with that and totally, that it’s really kind of what the writers give us in terms of arcs. And I really feel like Andy is constantly evolved throughout his life on the show and will continue to do so.
But I’ll just add to that that one of the things on set that keeps things really fresh is the dialogue between us and the writer who wrote a given episode. So like…