After politely listing her favorite actors, explaining how she got into showbiz and saying, no, there aren’t any real jerks on set, Phyllis Smith is asked a question that makes her snort. A junior high girl wants to know: Now that you’re famous, do you go shopping all the time on Rodeo Drive?
Link: ‘Office’ star visits Jackson Junior High
Atlanta’s entertainment magazine INsite talked to Jenna Fischer for its January issue:
“… I think so much of the show is about what we say when we’re not speaking. But also, like, it is a subtext show, you know? And I think it’s one of the challenges to, like, have a conversation with the character of Jim that’s very, you know, acceptable and appropriate, while all the while communicating to the audience that this is a person I have a huge crush on.”
Links: Cover image | Interview
Entertainment Weekly talks to Rainn Wilson about what he’s been up to lately:
The Office’s assistant to the regional manager Rainn Wilson is finally getting a promotion to big boss man as this year’s host of Film Independent’s Spirit Awards (airing Feb. 23 on AMC and IFC channels). In the, er, spirit of things, Wilson spoke with EW last week about the new gig, his role opposite Ellen Page in Juno, and what he and his Dunder Mifflinites are up to during the strike.
Link: Rainn Wilson: My Life During the Strike
Ed Helms appears in the latest issue of Geek Monthly Magazine.
” … it’s a little bit cathartic to see that we all act like jackasses sometimes. [The Office] celebrates that.”
Link: First two pages of Ed Helms in Geek Monthly Magazine
Radar Online has an interview, plus some cute photos, of Mindy Kaling:
Last season, the 28-year-old from Cambridge, Massachusetts, who plays dim-witted chatterbox Kelly Kapoor on the show, became a producer as well. In this online-only extended interview from Radar’s November issue, Kaling talks about about sexual harassment, Christopher Hitchens, and NBC’s new wild-child entertainment head, Ben Silverman.
Rated NSFW for a tiny bit of profanity.
Link: Work and Mindy
St. Louis Magazine features an in-depth interview with Phyllis Smith:
Phyllis Lapin-Vance could just as easily be that woman from accounting who shares a cube wall with you and wears old-lady perfume and God-awful Christmas sweaters and spends hours on the phone, planning special trips to Orlando for herself and her husband. And Phyllis Smith seemed like she could be that same person, but now we’re not so sure. The line between Phyllis Smith and Phyllis Lapin-Vance is pretty fuzzy to begin with, and honestly, with all this jumping back and forth between the two, we’re starting to confuse ourselves.
Link: Hello My Name is Phyllis
From the Houston Chronicle:
Despite Armani suits, a pricy wristwatch, having read the works of Ayn Rand and grown a new, swarthy stubble, Ryan Howard remains Ryan the Temp.
This week, The Office promises the first of what could be several showdowns between Ryan the Temp and his former co-workers in Scranton. Last season, he outmaneuvered several of them for a big job at corporate in New York. Now he’s a Scranton adversary, who applies Rand’s philosophy to his day-to-day even though he can’t pronounce her name.
I love how Ryan is referred to as a “corporate Sith lord.”
Link: The temp label is permanent
Part of my Saturday with Angela included doing an interview with Susan Young of the Contra Costa Times.
Did I ever think in my wildest dreams that I would be interviewed alongside Ms. Angela Kinsey? Uh, NO.
And any time I can combine two of my favorite activities — talking about The Office and eating — it’s a good day.
Links: Writer’s reply turns into ‘Office’ obsession | Video (no longer available)
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