After nine seasons on NBC, The Office is closing — and tears are already flowing.
“We’re already getting very sentimental,” actress Jenna Fischer told Us Weekly at a party Saturday night at Sky Bar in Los Angeles to celebrate her former Office costar Mindy Kaling’s new show, The Mindy Project. “Every episode…”
“Means something to us!” Fischer’s Office colleague Angela Kinsey finished her thought. “Yes, it does,” Fischer, 38, agreed. “We are cherishing every moment, every scene already and we’re only on the fourth episode.”
“Kate [Flannery] and I already cried together,” she added. “We knew it was our last season but we weren’t allowed to say anything, but, when the announcement came down that day, we were all in a scene together … And so it was emotional when we all realized the rest of the world knew too because it made it very real.”
Greg Daniels, executive producer of The Office, announced in a conference call on Tuesday that the show will air its final episode next May.
“But we’re really enjoying ourselves,” Fischer explained of filming the final episode. “Oh my God, a lot of laughter and a lot of tears. I think that will describe the next few weeks of our lives.”
And the actresses have faith that the writers will end the show the best way possible.
“The writers worked very hard and are working very hard to give every single character a very fitting end to the series. And I know a lot of the plans for a lot of the characters and I couldn’t be happier,” Fischer teased to Us. “They have something planned for each person, to really celebrate their characters contribution to the show.”
But they can’t give anything away. Kinsey, 41, explained, “They want it to be a real, real season end where the fans get a really good goodbye, so were all sworn to secrecy.”
Kinsey does hope that the writers will give the show the big ending that it deserves. “If I talk about it too much I get emotional for sure. We’ve become a family for real. We hang out at work, we hang out outside of work,” she told Us. “I think creatively…we want to go out with integrity. We want to protect so much of what our show is about, so you don’t want to brown out …you want to have a great big black out. Like this great big ending moment. I hope we have that, and I hope we can all walk away feeling so good about what we’ve been a part of all these years.”