Ellie Kemper: The Office’s new recruit

IGN interviewed the newest member of The Office cast, Ellie Kemper:

With a background in comedy and improv, Ellie Kemper proved to be a natural fit among the Dunder Mifflin crew when her character Erin was hired as the new receptionist in Season 5 of The Office. Clearly the producers of The Office agreed, because in Season 6, Kemper has been made a series regular.

During a recent visit to the set of The Office, I spoke to Kemper about her role and what it was like joining such an iconic series.

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Go, Ellie!

Ellie Kemper is a comic to watch

Variety has named The Office’s Ellie Kemper (“Erin”) a comic to watch. Here’s an excerpt from her profile:

Ellie Kemper isn’t quite used to the idea that, as of this fall, she’ll be a series regular on one of her favorite shows, “The Office.”

“Being on set is surreal because it’s so familiar to you from TV, and now you’re in it,” muses Kemper, who plays Dunder Mifflin’s naive new receptionist, Erin. “The Internet is actually hooked up, so I sent an email to my mom that said, ‘I’m at Pam’s desk right now!’ It’s unbelievable.”

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