Angela Kinsey and Ellie Kemper press call

What could be a more fun experience. It was such a party and with the coolest people she knows. I don’t know if this was the first wedding she ever attended, but it’s like when I — Ellie — got to go the Emmys with everybody.

Press: We all know that Erin is such a nice character and she’s a really good person to just play along with things; she played along with Kelly for the Subtle Sexuality stuff and you got to dress in all those crazy 80s outfits.

And from watching the previews of these new webisodes we see Ellie wearing an outfit that looks a little eerily similar to what Angela is wearing.

I was wondering, is Erin just a nice person? Is this the way she makes friends because obviously she’s really nice and she’s really great at playing along but where is this all going to go?

Ellie: Yeah, I’m not sure she thinks she’s playing along. I think that Erin is so desperate to be accepted in the office and also so eager for a friend and a mentor, I mean, someone to show her the way that at first it seems to be Kelly, the cool girl who buys her clothes at the mall and is like willing to not really befriend Erin but sort of make her her subordinate.

So then when she like finds another mentor/friend in the form of Angela, I don’t think she thinks she’s playing along. I think it’s just like oh, I want to be accepted. I want to be good at what I’m doing. And oh, oh Angela is willing to take me under her wing; this is amazing.

Angela: What’s been revealed about your character, I mean, you were in an orphanage like there’s been some little things dropped here and there that would definitely lead me to believe that she’s looking for family, you know, in whatever shape. It is somewhat similar to the way that Michael Scott sees the Dunder Mifflin Scranton branch as his family.

He completely believes that they are much closer than they are. And in that way, I feel like Erin is going to be someone who’s looking for things that most people have at home but she’ll look for it at work.

And it’s interesting that of all the characters to be united, that it’s you two. And you do have this strange link that we sort of mentioned this hour about Andy that Andy was previously in love with you — with Angela’s character and now the has this crush on Erin. Is his character appearing at all in the webisodes?

Angela: Actually Andy is not, this is more about just sort of work stuff and there’s no relationship stuff in this webisode series. But I definitely think that as Andy and Erin’s relationship progresses that you’re going to see everyone in the office weighing in on it and including my character.

Press: Is anything that’s happening in this webisode series going to be winked at or mentioned in the actual series?

Angela: You know, so far our writers have totally kept those things separate. Like webisodes are almost like the show after the show, you know. And all of these things are happening within this world. It’s almost just like the documentary crew had so much footage that this is like extra stuff. So usually they sort of stand alone on their own and don’t enter into our main storyline and story arcs.

Press: How was it, Ellie, wearing the Victorian doll clothes? Was it binding? Is it hard to breathe? I know Angela said in other interviews it’s kind of interesting putting that stuff on.

Angela: Oh my God it takes forever. There’s like 32 buttons on that shirt.

14 comments

  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. 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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