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.
NBC: Hi everybody. Thanks for joining us today for this call. We’re talking today about the webisodes that are coming to nbc.com on March 4. They will start showing on nbc.com 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 nbc.com 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 nbc.com. 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…