And then she recently told me this very sweet story, that I gave her a little tip about how to quiet a baby. And she was able to use that with her sister’s baby and her whole family was like, how’d you do that and she was like Angela showed me that.
And I was like woo-hoo. But no, I mean, Jenna’s going to be a great mom. I, of course, want her to get pregnant like yesterday because come on, Isabel — my bff, come on, we need to have bff babies.
Ellie: I was going to say — Isabel is — how old is she?
Angela: She’ll be two in May.
Ellie: All right, don’t worry, there’s time.
Angela: I know so I’m like Jenna, get on it.
Ellie: Get cracking.
Press: So you mentioned before , the show started off as a mockumentary. And now in these episodes, you guys barely interact with the cameras except in the testimonials. How do you and the other actors handle that? The now non-presence of the camera crew?
Angela: It’s kind of an interesting thing that happens just to you as a person. When there’s a camera around you all the time — and I think we see it in reality TV because all of a sudden, you know, several episodes into a reality show, one of the personalities will do something and you’re like holy crap they would never do that, there’s a camera right there. Come on.
And then what happens to you as a person is when there’s cameras around all the time they just start to become like a fixture, like a couch or a lamp.
And you find yourself getting more and more free. And whatever boundaries you set for yourself at the beginning, get pushed and pushed and pushed. And I think that that is a natural progression of our show with our documentary crew.
And we sort of are just like oh yeah them, whatever, just do what you want, they’re going to be there all day, forget it, you know.
And so I actually think it’s very realistic. But having worked on other projects in between The Office, we still reference the camera way more than shows that obviously don’t have a camera crew … I feel like the camera crew is our other character on the show.
It’s always there. But yeah, that’s how it sort of seems natural to me.
Ellie: Right, yeah, well you’ve been on the show longer than I have Angela.
Angela: I do find that Erin glances to them and has moments where she gets embarrassed in front of camera because it is new for you.
Ellie: Yeah, like you said, it’s another character in the show.
Press: Angela, could you discuss the importance of these webisodes just kind of keep you creatively fulfilled all the time because you mentioned in the early days of the show you guys would just kind of play games with yourself to amuse yourself when you — back before your character had much to do.