Angela Kinsey and Ed Helms conference call

Ed: In real life?

Angela: In real life.

Ed: Oh my god.

Angela: And, you know, that sort of freaks people out when they see my wrapping paper section of my closet. But I’m like oh, Angela Martin would do that, you know, so you sort of bring a little bit of yourself to that.

Ed: Leave it at the office, Angela.

Angela: I know, don’t bring it home right?

Press: Now Angela, you’re sitting at your desk. Angela Martin, she’s making a decision tree. Dwight or Andy?

Angela: Oh my.

Press: What are some of the pros and cons, like the positives and negatives of each guy?

Angela: Oh my god.

Angela: Well I think — I really…

Ed: Keep in mind I am on the phone.

Angela: Oh, right.

Ed: And Dwight is not.

Angela: No, I think that…

Angela: Yeah. I think that Andy is sort of like — there’s part of Angela Martin that kind of wants to do what society would think would be appropriate. And I think Andy seems very sort of appropriate. She could bring Andy to church. I don’t know if she could bring Dwight to church.

He might show up with like some squirrel pelts to give people. It’s a little off-putting, you know.

And I think Andy sort of, on paper, is what she thought she wanted. And I think Dwight sort of has that sort of — she has this kind of crazy chemistry with Dwight that she doesn’t understand.

It doesn’t fit into her plan for her life, and that’s sort of the thing she goes back and forth with.

Like the person who she thinks is more appropriate and the person who she really has sort of a deep passion for.

And Andy has like this enthusiasm and he wants to plan this perfect wedding. And he’s so accommodating to all her needs and her needs are crazy.

And Dwight is kind of more in her face, and I think challenges her, and they fight more. But maybe she’s more exhilarated by that.

Angela: Yeah, that’s my own little take.

Ed: Yeah, it’s the whole — it’s the Madonna whore thing in reverse for Andy and Dwight.

Angela: Yeah.

Ed: Dwight is your dirty guy and I’m your…

Angela: Clean cut fellow.

Ed: Yeah.

Angela: Yeah.

Press: Ed, who is your character’s favorite person in the office situation? And will we see any kind of fisticuffs or anything with Dwight in an upcoming episode?

Ed: Well I think that Andy has a kind of bro crush on Jim.

Angela: Totally.

Ed: You know, that’s why he kind of like — he’s like — kind of tries to be like him, but also doesn’t want to be too kiss-ass so he’s like kind of also like kind of a jerk sometimes just to make sure Jim knows that Andy is like his own man.

But it’s all part of a broader attempt to just impress him and like — you know, like all Andy wants is for Jim to kind of take him under his wing.

Ed: But I think separate from that, there’s like a — like there’s a very shrewd part of Andy that really wants to get in Michael’s good graces, obviously and Michael — so he has kind of a corporate crush on Michael, if you will.

Angela: Right.

Press: Is it going to get to a point where Dwight is so insistent that he wants her to make a decision and the tension…

Ed: I don’t know. I don’t know.

Angela: Oh, only time will tell.


  1. They are such wonderful people! I love how careful they are with their characters, and how they try their best to give US the best, not just reading some lines. This is a wonderful, insightful interview, and makes me even more glad that Ed Helms joined the cast in Season 3, he fits in like…um….like a analogy to show how good he fits in.

  2. These two crack me up! I loved the story about Angela having to clean out the fridge! It’s amazing how situations from The Office, regardless of how bizarre and weird they are, have some real-life basis. As an almost-marketing-graduate, I’m excited (and scared) to get out there!

  3. This was so great! I love it when we get to hear about the actor’s perspectives on their own characters. Also I have a new favorite Ed Helms quote: “I have prided myself on the lack of dignity I have.” Awesome.

  4. The ‘altered states of mind’ comment just melted my brain! Thursday can’t come soon enough.

  5. “But he did it and by jobe, he is doing it.” TWSS!haha. awesome transcript! I love how dedicated Angela and Ed are to their characters. it really shows in their work on the show and how realistic and complex their characters are. also, I think it’s great how the writers take part in the action and go beyond just writing the scripts. it doesn’t sound like that happens all the time. The simple things in life are the best, and The Office is the best! thank you Angela and Ed! you guys are awesome!

  6. Thank you for this! Wonderful interview and very funny. These are the things I come to this site for and it delivers. :)

  7. I was so happy when Ed Helms joined the cast. Andy has become my favorite character, and I think Ed Helms has given a wonderful sort of endearing quality to Andy that really makes him three-dimensional. Although I knew it was love immediately after delivering the line “I’m really going to shoot you” in the Call of Duty sub plot. that game makes everyone angry, especially if a teammate decides to snipe in Carentan. i can only imagine what it did to andy. thanks for the transcript!

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