Ed: … we’ll be shooting a scene and maybe I’ll feel like, you know what, I’m not sure Andy would say it this way or I’m not sure Andy would, like would really feel this way in this particular scene.
And we’ll just launch into a really sort of analytical discussion because the — whoever wrote a given episode is always on set for — while that episode is being shot.
And, you know, the director and Paul Feig who is like a — what is he? He’s some sort of producer.
Angela: He’s a co-exec producer but he really is there to sort of make sure when we do have different directors that we’re really keeping the tone and the feel of the show.
Ed: Yeah, he really keeps things sort of consistent.
Ed: And so it’s really so funny because just like two weeks ago, I was having this really intense discussion with Jen Celotta about this scene we were shooting.
And I was like well I think that where Andy’s head is at he might go this way or whatever. And Paul was there, and — Paul Feig and I think Paul Lieberstein floated over.
And we were just sort of getting into it. And then we kind of got to a conclusion.
And I remember saying out loud, I was like god I love these conversations because it’s so collaborative and it’s so — like it’s just a team process. And everyone’s input really matters.
And the writers really care that what the actors are doing makes sense to the actor, you know.
Angela: Exactly. And I think it so shows in the show — I mean it really shows itself in our finished episodes. And I also think that it’s so unique.
I mean you talk to other actors and writers in LA who — the writers are in one building, the actors are on set and the two never meet, you know.
Angela: So we’re so fortunate.
Press: It sounds like a great working environment.
Angela: It is.
Ed: It’s exceptional.
Press: Is Angela pregnant with Dwight’s baby? And if so, are they going to have a shotgun wedding?
Angela: Wouldn’t you like to know?
Angela: Wouldn’t it be funny if all of a sudden I had to be pregnant since I was just pregnant for real? Oh my god. Lady, I cannot answer your question.
Angela: I can’t. I can tell you this. Things get really complicated pretty quickly.
Ed: There you go. That’s the right answer.
Angela: In the next few episodes. That’s all I can say.
Press: Are we going to get to any kind of wedding? A wedding in general?
Ed: You got to — you can’t just ask blatant spoilers like this. We got to — because we just can’t get…
Ed: … we can’t answer them.
Angela: I mean it’s like Fort Knox. It’s Fort Knox over there.
Ed: I know.
Angela: I mean they’ll come after us.
Ed: We’ve got a list of things we can’t talk about.
Press: I wanted to ask you about the fan base. The show obviously has a wide range of fans and I know that actually The Office did a panel at Comic-Con this summer.
So I was wondering — so obviously you have a big geek, comic book crowd trend. And I’m just wondering what you attribute the success of the show and that wide range of fans there?
Angela: Oh my gosh. Well I think a lot of us in America, we spend more time with the people we work with then even our own families. And you sort of have this forced family where you go to work.
And definitely that makes it relatable because everyone sort of works with an Angela or knows a Dwight, or an Andy. And that’s a lot of fun to see every week. But I have to say sometimes I am blown away by the different spectrum of our fans.
Like my cousin is ten years old and is the biggest fan for our show; like can quote like Dwight monologues and she’s ten. She’s never worked in an office. And so that is always surprising to me, but a lot of fun.
Ed: You know who cracks me up as like the biggest fan is one of our editors, Dave Rogers.
Angela: And he like sits with it all day long.