You know them as Erin Hannon and Angela Martin – the odd receptionist and uptight accountant of Dunder Mifflin on NBC’s ‘The Office.’ Off the television, though, they are Ellie Kemper and Angela Kinsey, enthusiastic and friendly actresses who love their jobs.
Angela has been in the show since day one, while Ellie joined during season five as a replacement for recently promoted Pam Beesly (Jenna Fischer). Of course, I wanted to know what it was like to join such a well-established and popular show.
“First of all, it was unbelievable because that sort of thing never happens,” Ellie gushed. “So, that was really, really the opportunity of a lifetime. It still seems unreal.
“Second of all, the cast here – and I’m not just saying this because Angela is sitting right next to me – is incredibly warm and welcoming. And I imagine that’s not the dynamic on every set. I haven’t really worked on other shows, but I get this sense, maybe, I don’t know, other people might not be as nice. And everyone here is very nice. It’s really sort of a family set-up. And it was, of course, intimidating because you’re joining a group of people who are so immensely talented and have already built up this fantastic show, but at the same time, it was calming to have people who want you to be there. So, very nice.”
“I have to say, though, Ellie is pretty easy to like,” Angela added. “I do think we’re a really friendly group of people. We like our job and I think that that makes us happy and therefore we have a happy set and we’re also really lucky. But, Ellie is, you know…she’s kind of adorable.”
Ellie laughed, “Oh, Angela, that’s nice of you.”
Jokingly, Angela continued, “Not always. Not always. Sometimes, she’s a real you-know-what.”
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