Q. Are there any plans for other cast members to direct in the near future? | Scott
Jen: There is a plan to have Rainn direct. I’m pretty sure he’s directing one of the last ones of the season — I’m not sure the exact episode has been worked out yet — but you can look forward to that.
Q. When will you have the chance to play a character, Jen? Haven’t they worked out someone in the Schrute family for you to play? | Emily
Jen: Right?! Seriously. I’m starting to come to grips with the reality that it might not happen for me. Here’s what has been loosely agreed to (but not in writing — any lawyers out there? Do I need it in writing? :) ) — if there is ever a giant Schrute reunion (we’ve talked about various forms of this idea) — I can maybe be sitting at a table with hundreds of other Schrutes. It may not be much, but I’ll take it!!
[from tanster: not acceptable. you must be given lines. Something Schrute-rageous!]
Since so many people contributed to this Q&A, I wanted to thank and acknowledge the entire writing staff:
Contributing writers: Jenna Fischer, Ellie Kemper, Brian Baumgartner, Kate Flannery, Andy Buckley, Creed Bratton, and LaVerne Caracuzzi-Milazzo. Thanks for all of your insight!
Special guest writer: John Krasinski. Not only was this John’s directorial debut on The Office, but he’s also the first episode director to ever provide input on an OfficeTally Q&A. Thank you for being our first, John! (TWSS.)
Executive writer: Jen Celotta. The biggest thank you goes to Jen, who spent a ton of time to provide us a full course of yummy behind-the-scenes details (including that scandalous writers room secret, what will Mike say when he finds out?). Thank you for everything, Jen!
That wraps another awesome episode Q&A. Hope y’all enjoyed it! :)
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