Angela Kinsey and Ellie Kemper press call

The Office’s Angela Kinsey and Ellie Kemper held a press conference call last Friday to discuss their upcoming webisode series, The Mentor, as well as the baby episode, Ellie’s experience as the newest cast member, who makes them laugh on set, and much more!

NBC very kindly sent along the full transcript — here is a streamlined version.

Happy reading!

NBC: Hi everybody. Thanks for joining us today for this call. We’re talking today about the webisodes that are coming to on March 4. They will start showing on at 12:10 am and they are going to show all four parts of the series. They can also talk a little bit about the baby episode, the huge one-hour baby episode that’s coming on the 4th as well.

And also I want to mention that on there’s a lot of digital features there. Angela dresses Ellie’s character up like herself so on there there’s an Erin paper doll game, there’s photo screensavers, there’s Angela’s guide and Kevin’s guide to accounting, there’s photo blogs. The characters will be Twittering. And there’ll also be a behind the scenes video of the webisodes. So check those all out on And now you can go ahead and ask your questions to Angela and Ellie.

Press: Ellie, I’m a big Subtle Sexuality fan and I was wondering if we can expect any new music from them? I’d love to see you do a remake of Tardy for the Party.

Ellie: Me too. I am also a big fan. I’ve been wondering the same thing. I’ve heard rumors that they are going to write another song and maybe make another video but I’m not sure that those rumors are accurate. So I actually know as little as you do. I hope they do. I think it’s fun to dress up in those clothes and sing. But I’ll put in that request for sure.

Angela: When I saw those I was like dang it, why doesn’t my character ever have any fun because I never get to do any of that stuff. It’s so much fun.

Press: Ellie, when you first joined the cast did you find there was instant chemistry when you started working with everyone or did it take a bit of time to develop?

Ellie: Well everyone there luckily is so welcoming and so kind. I would imagine that that’s sort of dynamic or warmth doesn’t exist on every set. And I have to say for a show that they have made – they did all the work to make it great and then I just got to come in in the fifth season and be a part of it, it’s like really lucky for me. So I don’t know about chemistry or whatever, I just feel really fortunate they like wove me into the fabric really…

Angela: And, I mean, come on there was a hazing process. ..You got through it so…

Ellie: I never mentioned that part. Angela in particular hazed me the hardest.

Angela: Yeah, a lot of pranks.

Ellie: A lot of pranks with this one. But she’s letting up. I think she’s finally starting to let me into the fold. I don’t know, I don’t know, every day is a challenge.

Press: And Angela, we know that you have a bit of a maternal instinct with cats on the show however do you think that Angela might have a motherly human maternal instinct soon?

Angela: Oh my goodness, I mean, I can’t imagine Angela Martin as a mother. I think that would be very interesting. I remember a few episodes – a few seasons ago she said that she might like two very small well-behaved boys so she could parent those. Listen, I would love to see her try to nurture a human. I think that would be a lot of fun to watch her go through those motions. But, yeah, I don’t know, I mean, definitely would be a great idea.

Ellie: Well you dressed up a baby as a lettuce, cabbage…


  1. That was awesome! Tanster, were any of the questions yours? I cringed a little when Ellie talked about what happens when she laughs too hard haha.

    [from tanster: thanks! yes, i asked whether the idea of pairing angela and erin came from the actors or the writers.]

  2. So great! I can’t wait to hear more about Erin’s backstory. Haha! Thanks for posting!

  3. What a great interview! Reading it was definitely the highlight of my day so far. I’m so excited about the new webisodes!

  4. Awesome interview! I love Angela and Ellie and can’t wait for the webisodes! I hope Ellie starts getting featured a bit more on the show as well!

  5. This was awesome!

    And is it me or did Angela give away the sex of the baby in the beginning when she joked about dressing her up in the Nativity scene??

  6. @#6

    yeah I was thinking that too. And again when she said she would dress ‘her’ up like mother teresa… hmmmmm

  7. @PamPamThankYouMaam I read that part and thought the same thing but who knows. We’ll have to wait and see.

  8. That was really cool! It’s really good to see that Angela is getting some air time and some character development. I’ve missed her!

  9. I thought these would be on starting at 12:10am today? I can’t find them..

  10. What do you think, tanster?? Did she give it away? And any last minute teeny tiny spoilers you can give away before tonight???? So excited!!!

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