Brian Baumgartner and Mindy Kaling conference call

Brian: Thousands?

Mindy: Really sexy. Yes thousands. You know, like I don’t get the rep of somebody who can eat a lot of food but I’m going to and that’s what I can bring to this.

Press: One more quick thing. Steve signed on for three more years, has the rest of the cast signed on as well or?

Brian: You know, I think that the show will be around for a long time.

Mindy: I’m on a week-to-week contract, they can fire me any week. I’m serious.

Brian: You know, it’s so funny, I read that thing too that he signed on for three more years but I honestly I really thought he was signed on for three more years…

Mindy: Me too, I think that too…

Brian: So I don’t really know…

NBC: It is true. He had three more years in his contract.

Brian: That was Ricky Gervais like, I don’t know, like wanting to make everybody happy. But I don’t think that that was actually a new development.

Brian: I have no idea of his contract details.

Mindy: This will probably be my last call because I’m heading to a doctor’s appointment.

NBC: Yeah Mindy’s got to run you guys, I’m so sorry. But Brian’s going to stay on.

Brian: Okay bye Mindy.

Mindy: Okay bye guys, thank you so much.

Press: What, outside of The Office, what other projects do you have, and the webisodes, do you have anything going on as far as like what, like a stand up comedy career or do you do other writing?

Brian: You know, I do do other writing and I am — I have written something that’s, well, hopefully going to be done very soon. But aside from that that I can’t really talk about I did just shoot a movie — it’s called Into Temptation with Jeremy Sisto and Kristin Chenoweth.

And that was really exciting for me because it’s a drama. And, unlike a lot of these Office guys who came from improv or from stand up, I’m really just from the theater. And so having an opportunity as much as — and truly I mean this — as much as I love working on The Office and love playing Kevin, being able to do something different during the off season now was very pleasurable.

Press: Have you seen any of the other foreign like the German version of The Office or the French version or the Quebeque …

Brian: I haven’t. And of course I was joking before about the British version, I’m a huge, huge, huge fan of that show. And we’ve talked about it but no we haven’t — maybe we should get NBC to find us that. That would be fun to see.

Press: Brian, I really just have questions about the extreme — your extreme sexiness that you mentioned earlier.

Brian: Bring it on.


  1. That was awesome! Great job Brian and Mindy – that interview was both hilarious and informative :) Thanks for getting that transcript together, Tanster! Just a question: Were there a bunch of people at the interview? Because there is “Moderator”, “NBC”, and “Press”.

    [from tanster: yes, “Press” represents the eight or so press people that listened in on the call. each got a turn to ask questions.]

  2. “Mindy: I was actually in Cambridge with B.J. Novak three days ago and we had Vietnamese food at Sylvester in Harvard Square. So yeah I did it.”

    Cool, someone posted on June 30th on the IMDb forums that they saw Mindy and B.J. eat dinner in Cambridge, but at East Coast Grill in Inman Square in Cambridge, not at Sylvester in Harvard Square.


  3. What a fun conference call! I wish there was a video, though. I can just imagine how they said the transcript…

  4. Thanks for clarifying, Tanster! No joke, we would all be lost without you!

    [from tanster: no problem. when i heard about this transcript, i knew i had to get it for you guys! :) ]

  5. I love that the press person called Brian “Kevin” in that first question. Haha, oops!

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