Rashida Jones: The Office’s Other Woman

Us Weekly’s December 11th issue has a short interview with Rashida Jones (“Karen”).

An excerpt:

Last year, you dated John Krasinski in real life. Awkward?

He’s one of my closest friends. He was incredibly supportive of me getting this job, and for the most part, if you go out with somebody and it doesn’t work out, there’s always a reason why you liked the person to begin with.

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  1. yeah, it must suck to be the other woman…but now i love addison from greys. to have all that negative attention from the fans must be hard, but she seems pretty upbeat in real life, and when you look like rashida jones how much can get you down….really?


  2. I saw this on E! news last night and I was kind of suprised. Maybe I’m being too negative, but when she said “there’s always a reason you liked the person to begin with”, I can’t help but think there is also a reason on why it didn’t work out. Anyone else curious?

  3. With all the divorces we read about, a lot of it is two actors working to death and having no time to spend together (maybe Jenna and her hubby are happy because they’re not both actors). I’d imagine they just didn’t find the actor-dating-actor relationship worked out.

  4. I don’t think she was speaking of John when sayng “And for the most part …” I think that was simply a general statement.

  5. i don’t think that they look really right together, as a real life couple and on tv. TEAM PAM ALL THE WAY!!!

  6. I fear she and John will get back together and for whatever reason, this really bothers me.

    Also was it just me or was the whole explanation about Pam said no and jim deserves to be happy, really off? It is so much deeper than that.

    I love JAM.

  7. They are both smarties (she Harvard, he Brown) and they both come from affluent families, and they both act. Seems like a lot in common to me. And they aren’t hard on the eyes (her mom was so cool in The Mod Squad). Some people are better off friends than romantically involved. Having said that, you have to wonder if it’s how she got the job. Then again when your father is Quincy Jones…how hard can it be to break into the business. But she delivers the good.

    Of course this is all I’m going to think about when I see them on the show together…I wish I didn’t know.

  8. Cute interview. And for me- I think it’s a bit hard to judge her from five questions; especially with her sorted past with Mr. Krasinski. So they dated, they ended it for whatever reason, and now they’re friends. I’m not saying that this girl doesn’t have any pull in the entertainment world with her father being one of the biggest names in music, but I don’t think we can fairly assume that that lent itself to her success.

    I think she’s doing a wondeful job on the show. Just wonderful.

  9. Yeah I’m pretty sure it’s not true that their relationship has ended, but whatever, Rashida Jones is pretty awesome anyways.

    Anyone remember her from Freaks and Geeks?
    She’s quite a good actor.

  10. I just can’t believe that they went together in real life. That just seems really strange. Not sure why. I would think that working together would be really hard. I wish I didn’t know about this.

  11. What’s the dealio? People are upset that they dated? They “look weird” together? Not to stir the pot here, but I don’t get the negativity. I think she’s done an amazing job in a short time on the show; enough to aquire a Team Karen following. And I’m impressed with her background. Seems like a real catch to me. And the fact that they are friend working together post-dating is admirable.

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