Jenna Fischer in Playboy Magazine

THE 21ST QUESTION:
So, growing up, were you a good girl or a bit wild?

FISCHER:
When I was a high school senior, I used to work at Long John Silver’s. I had to wear a visor. If I wanted to stay out, I would tell my parents that I had to close. My curfew was midnight, but we closed at 1:30 in the morning. Then I’d get off at 10:30 and I’d go out with my boyfriend until 1:30. One night, I got home at 2:30, and I wasn’t wearing my work uniform. I walked in the door wearing boxers and a T-shirt. It was summer. My dad came downstairs and said, “Where have you been?” I used to sleep in boxers and a T-shirt, so this wasn’t so unusual. I said, “Oh, I just had to go out to my car and get my work uniform because I spilled malt vinegar on it and I have to work in the morning. I need to throw it in the washer.”

My dad said, “So if I go outside and touch the hood of your car it’s not going to be warm, huh?” I was like, “Ummm…yeah it is…. Okay. Here’s what happened. After work, my friend Ellen was really upset so I drove over to her house and, Dad, you don’t understand because she was really upset because her boyfriend was so mean to her.” I did this whole waterworks display, about “You can’t keep me from my best friend and I didn’t want to call because it was already one o’clock.” Then for some reason I offered the information, “And the reason I’m wearing these boxers and a T-shirt is because Ellen let me borrow them. They’re hers.”

He was like, “Whatever. You’re grounded.”

I got it. It made sense. I accepted it. Of course, they took the car keys. Where am I gonna go? That’s what happens when you get caught. What I learned was be better about it next time so you don’t.

Photo and excerpts used with permission from Playboy Magazine.

You can read the entire article at LiveJournal Office.

Tipster: Patrick

31 comments

  1. Yes, that picture is awesome…as always, she manages to look sexy, home-spun, fun-loving, and approachable at the same time. I’m falling in love all over again!

  2. I think Jenna is cute, and adorable. But lately seeing Walk Hard and Jenna as a Playboy interviewee kind of makes it harder for me to buy into her innocence on the Office as Pam.

  3. That picture is really awesome. She talks about herself as a teenager a lot in this. I wonder what she was like back then!

  4. Jenna may not be innocent, but she does a hell of a job making Pam seem like she is :)

  5. I can’t believe I’m about to write this (and mean it):

    I can’t wait to go out and buy the latest issue of PLAYBOY for the article!

  6. She is so lovely. I would not buy Playboy for any reason, but that picture is tempting. Jenna is beautiful!

  7. I saw the words “Playboy” and “Jenna” in the same headline and I couldn’t breathe for a few seconds. Then I read the rest of the headline. Great interview, but I can’t say i’m not disappointed. lol

  8. My husband saw this, and was like “Is that the chick from The Office? Seriously? She’s hot.”

    I think his opinion sums up every male’s thoughts when they see this picture.

    But the good thing about her is she’s so likeable, so even the girls think she’s funny and want to be like her.

  9. “I am so glad that my subscription to Playboy is finally going to come in handy.”

    Umm…was the pun intentional?

  10. Innocent or no, I still love Jenna. She is who she is and I respect the heck out of that.

  11. Playboy ripped this picture of Jenna. It was originally in her Aha! Moment in the Oprah magazine. But the interview was awesome.

  12. “Playboy ripped this picture of Jenna.”

    I am sure they, as any professional magazine would do, licensed it from the photographer, not stole it.

  13. Gosh, I too have a feminist desire to make myself an object of pathological male sexual obsession!!

  14. Ed – a Mystic Tan is when you go to a tanning salon and stand in a booth that sprays self-tanner all over you. It turns you a lovely orange color!! So glad Jenna doesn’t do any of those things because that is what makes her so refreshing compared to all the fem-bots of Hollywood.

  15. I live in Regina, Saskatchewan, and we get the “vagina” thing all the time. I am glad Jenna didn’t have to get too used to that, aside from a small lapse.

  16. I love that she hasn’t gone out and done all of these things like teeth whitening, veneers and a Mystic tan all so that Pam will be a more believable character. I’ve always thought she (Jenna) was very down to earth and alot like us and this statement from her only helps to strengthen that thought.

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