Paul: Erin finds herself in a place where she doesn’t know how to interpret the fact that Andy’s not giving her work and being a little quiet towards her.
Ed: And her Halloween costume is just preposterously adorable this year. So it just makes it that much weirder.
Jennie: That’s awesome. Thank you so much you guys!
Reporter 14: A lot of people are saying that this is the new era of Andy Bernard at Dunder Mifflin Paper. Do you think of it that way?
Ed: I’m trying not to over think it actually and just come in and do the best work I can every day. And that’s something that, you know, if the era is defined by any one particular thing, I think that time will tell.
Reporter 15: We’re wondering, Ed, given how much hype there’s been about who was going to fill those shoes whether you had any trepidation about the change or not.
Ed: Well there was a long period of uncertainty. You know, Steve announced that he was not going to be coming back to the show pretty early last year. And right away the question came up well, what’s going to happen next. And there just wasn’t an answer for a long, long time and that in some ways was a blessing. I think it gave us all time to just sort of zen out about it and come to terms with whatever it might be. You know, I would say I was anxious. I think we were all a little bit anxious to find out. But always confident that whatever the choice was it was going to be good creatively and that the writers would have made the decision with the future of the show in mind.
Reporter 16: Will there be a Michael/Holly wedding and if so, is Andy going to injure another reproductive organ?
Paul: Very specific question. Yes to the reproductive organ. But I really don’t know if Steve will find his way back to the show. I certainly hope he does.
Ed: Really. So there will be more genital harm coming Andy’s way…
Ed: All right. Good to know. Good to know.
Reporter 16: And Ed, what is it you think about Andy – he’s not great with sales as we’ve heard but does that – going to affect him managerially?
Ed : Well, you know, sales and management are different skills. And I think like Paul said there, Andy I think has some real leadership potential. But it’s just a matter of finding it. It’s a matter of Andy doing the work to dig it out of himself. And hopefully that’ll be a hilarious process to watch. But yeah, I’m excited for that journey.
Reporter 17:Ed, do you find yourself fitting in your role as you thought you would or is it a little bit complicated for you?
Ed: Well, Andy’s really taken shape over five seasons of The Office and so I have an awful lot to build on. And what’s really exciting about this season is that the writers are focusing a little more on Andy and exposing more of his background and where he came from and that of course is sort of fun and for the audience to see – to just learn more about Andy. But also for me as an actor, it’s incredibly helpful and exciting to learn more about this character. And so far it’s been a really nice dovetail. It’s fit quite well. And I’ve had a tremendous amount of fun doing it, in no small part to just overwhelming support of this whole cast and our amazing crew and writing staff.