Angela Kinsey and Ellie Kemper press call

And if you’ve ever done a scene with Steve, you know, you think finally you’re like okay I’m not going to laugh, I’m not going to laugh. And then he improvises and then you’re just like aw crap, here we go, you know.

Ellie: I’s just like effortless and then it just comes out. And yes I think oh I’m fine, I’m like in the scene. And then it’s those improvised lines or looks or whatever, oh gosh, yeah.

I also have a problem — I haven’t done this yet, Angela, and again too much information, I wet my pants a lot when I laugh too hard …

It has happened. I’m shocked it hasn’t happened on set because in improv shows it would happen — this is terrible — but anyway but it is that thing where you’re holding in laughter and it’s like it has to come out.

Angela: I can’t wait now.

Ellie: It’s only a matter of time.

Angela: I have to bite the inside of my lip often. Or you know what I’ve started doing with Steve is I will look at the middle of his forehead and not in his eyes. Because I feel like if you lock eyes with him you’re done.

You’re done, you can’t’ get through it.

Ellie: And he doesn’t ever seem to break. Not that I…

Angela: He rarely breaks. Oscar and him are the two that rarely break.

Ellie: Yeah.

Angela: And I’ve known Oscar for years, I did a sketch show with him. The guy never breaks. And if they ever break, forget it, put a fork in the rest of us we’re all done.

NBC: Sorry, we have to unfortunately wrap this up. Again be sure to tune into The Office webisodes on March 4 starting at 12:01 am. And all four episodes will be airing there. And of course the one-hour Office episode from 9:00 to 10:00 on March 4. Thank you guys so much for being on the call. And thanks for all the reporters that joined.

Ellie: Thank you guys.

Angela: Thank you guys.


  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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