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.

Link: The Office’s New Recruit

Go, Ellie!


  1. I *heart* Erin. I’m glad Michael didn’t fire her for real. I think she will find that they really do like her in the office.

  2. Ellie and the writers should be commended for doing such a great job in lessening the blow of moving Pam out of reception. Having Pam behind that desk was one of the staples of the show and to change that is taking a huge risk (hardly surprising on a show that moves Jim to Stamford and puts his back to Pam upon return). For that alone I love her and her character.

    And she’s ridiculously attractive.

  3. Yay I am so glad that Ellie is a series regular! I love the character of Erin and can’t wait to see her get some more screen time! She’s so cute.

    *Has a total crush on her*

  4. Ellie seems like a nice person, but I think Erin needs to go. Something about her bugs me.

  5. Am I the only one who doesn’t like Erin? She’s awkward – she doesn’t fit in on the show at all. Everyone flows so nicely except for her.

  6. Erin just has a certain charm to her that’s hard to not love. Her bright personality adds something to the show, even if it is more subtle at times. I would be sad if she did anything but return!

  7. @ 3

    I totally agree. Ellie is a cutie, and it makes Pam’s moving less hard. But still, I’m a little sad, I mean, when that Dunder Mifflin phone rings, I always think, “Dunder Mifflin, this is Pam” that’s not happening anymore :(



  8. I like Erin because I would actually want to know her in real life, unlike the rest of the office. Erin rules!

  9. Ellie Kemper is so cute! #8, wow, I didn’t fully grasp that we’ll probably never hear “Dunder Mifflin, this is Pam” again. As sad as that is, Erin does an amazing job of softening the blow.

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