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Jenna Fischer and John Krasinski on Jim and Pam’s First Kiss: “My Stomach Was in Knots”

By | January 13, 2021

Not even 1,000 soft pretzels could compete with the love I have for Jim and Pam’s relationship on The Office. (OK, maybe 1,001.) Over 15 years later, their first kiss is still one of the most loved moments in Office history – and on Jan. 9, Peacock shared a special behind-the-scenes interview with Jenna Fischer and John Krasinski, revealing that the picture-perfect moment was even more romantic than we thought.

“My stomach was in knots . . . They cleared everyone off the set. The cameramen were hidden. We couldn’t see them,” Fischer explained before Krasinski added, “Which is what they do for like big nude scenes, and it was really wild. It was very quiet, the lights were really dim, and you felt like something intense was happening . . . We both were just really nervous.”

“The whole setup was very quiet and intimate, and it really felt like a stolen moment between two characters.”

Following Jim’s famous “I’m in love with you” admission in the parking lot, Pam goes back to the office to call her mom and ask for advice. During the call, only one cameraman was present and hidden behind a door to make the scene feel more intimate. “The first time that I saw John was when he walked in the room to do the scene,” Fischer said. “So, my first glimpse of him was as he walked through the door as Jim and came up and kissed me . . . The whole setup was very quiet and intimate, and it really felt like a stolen moment between two characters, and I think that’s why it worked so well.”

In addition to being alone together in a dimly lit room, part of what made the scene so intense for Krasinski and Fischer was that they were just as invested in their characters’ storylines as fans watching from home. “What people don’t realize is that Jenna and I were as nervous to do that and find out about it,” Krasinski said, commenting on the future of Jim and Pam’s relationship. “We were dying to know how they were going to end it. We didn’t know how it was gonna happen, when it was gonna happen, under what circumstances. It was really, really fun to do.”

As nerve-racking as it was, the scene – which has now been seen by millions of fans – was totally worth it, if you ask us. See the full clip above to hear more from Krasinski and Fischer about what it was like to prep for one of Jim and Pam’s most memorable onscreen moments.

Jim and Pam Play a Matrix-Inspired Prank on Dwight in a Never-Before-Seen Clip From The Office

By | January 4, 2021

The Office has unveiled a never-before-seen cold open to ring in the new year and celebrate the show’s move from Netflix to Peacock. On Jan. 1, the series released the clip, which shows Jim (John Krasinski) and Pam (Jenna Fischer) tricking Dwight (Rainn Wilson) into believing that he’s in The Matrix‘s simulated reality of the same name. They send a series of signs and messages that lead Dwight to a warehouse where Hank the security guard (played by the late Hugh Dane) greets him while wearing a leather coat and a pair of sunglasses – ya know, classic Matrix attire.

Hank then tells Dwight the “truth” about The Matrix, though the Dunder Mifflin regional manager isn’t buying it at first. “But the Matrix isn’t real,” Dwight says. “It’s a trilogy of flawless, life-changing films, and an online game.” But after some convincing acting on Hank’s part, Dwight finally chooses between a red pill and a blue pill.

The segment was cut from the show’s ninth and final season, which aired from 2012 to 2013. We can’t believe NBC kept this gem from us for over seven years, but at least we get to enjoy it now. Watch the video above before the system failure hits!