What can you really say about John Krasinski? Even for a self-avowed anti-squee-girl like myself, the guy is pretty darned charming.
When I first saw him that day, he was in the hallway talking to Mike Schur. And do you know what they were doing? John was doing “best of Jim” impressions for Mike’s amusement! As Jenna once said in a blog or interview, “we geek out on our own show.”
John was performing everything from “their bread is very good” (The Alliance) to his whole set of reactions to Kevin’s “who’s hotter, Karen or Pam?” (The Job). It was hilarious.
When Mike greeted me, John said to him, “did you just say ‘tan monster’?” “No, ‘tanster.’” “Oh, I think I like ‘tan monster.’” Did John just give me a new name?
Later on that afternoon, when I seized my small window of opportunity between scenes and returned to the set to get some more cast photos, I very meekly walked up to Jim’s desk and asked John, “would you mind taking a picture with me?”
Without a second’s hesitation, John says “of course!” and we pose for a few shots. I’m thinking at this point, I better get outta here before one of the set PAs yells at me for holding up the schedule, when John suddenly says, “One more! Prom pose! We’re going to the prom!”
I’m playing along trying to stay cool, when all I can think of is, holy crap, John Krasinski just put his arms around me! And it was his idea! Tallyheads are not going to believe me! We’re going to the prom everybody! I’M IN LOVE AND I DON’T CARE WHO KNOWS IT!
No no no. I keed.
But that John Krasinski is one goofy, lovable, charming guy. I can see how one might squee over him. I get it now. :)