Angela and Ellie Kemper on saying goodbye to ‘The Office’

IGN had a chance to talk to Angela and her ‘Office’ co-star, Ellie Kemper, earlier this week:

After nine seasons, The Office is coming to an end in just a few weeks. I sat down with two of the show’s ensemble, Angela Kinsey (“Angela”) and Ellie Kemper (“Erin”), to discuss what it was like to say goodbye to Dunder Mifflin and what we can expect in these final episodes.


Angela and Kevin prepare for the end of ‘The Office’

Tomorrow night is the ninth season premiere of The Office, and also marks the beginning of show’s final season. After years of anchoring NBC’s Thursday night comedy lineup, the show will finish its plotlines, and according to two cast members, give the audience some surprises. Angela Kinsey, who, of course, plays Angela Martin, and Brian Baumgartner, the man behind the goofy Kevin Malone, spoke with us about what’s ahead this season and what they’re not quite ready to leave behind.

Read interview: Angela and Kevin prepare for the end of ‘The Office’

Angela on her beauty essentials and why eyeliner is her enemy

‘The Office’ star tells you why she would dye her blonde locks darker, but her character would never dare.

Clairol spokeswoman Angela Kinsey tells HollywoodLife exclusively about her beauty essentials and how she juggles being a mom with her busy television work schedule, while still maintaining a beauty routine.

What are your three beauty essentials that you couldn’t do without?
“Sunscreen, lip gloss and a little powder compact.”

Have you ever personally considered dying your hair a darker blonde or brunette shade?
“I have! I once put in a lot if low lights. I really liked it. For the People’s Choice Awards, I went with Nice ‘n Easy Color Blend Foam shade 10, Extra Light Blonde.”

Do you think your character, Angela Martin, on The Office would ever be a brunette?
“No way. She is too prissy about her look. She has probably had the same hair style her whole life.”

As a busy working mom, do you have any time saving beauty secrets?
“I keep a little wicker basket by my front door with sunscreen, a powder compact and lip gloss. I am usually rushing so I can do a quick touch up on the way out the door.”

What is your favorite part of getting all dolled up for a red carpet event and what is your least favorite part?
“Well I am very much a jeans and t-shirt gal so it is fun to force myself out of that comfort zone. Hmmm my least favorite part would be eye liner! I hardly ever where eye makeup in my normal life and it makes my eyes water. Oh and high heels. Ouchy after 6 hours.”

Who would you say is your biggest beauty inspiration?
“My oldest sister, Billie Jo, she always looks so classy and beautiful without being too made up. She has a real sense of style and grace. A beautiful lady.”


Angela relishing renewed Angela-Pam rivalry


Angela Kinsey is a terrible liar — and she knows it. When I grilled her at the Emmys Sunday about the mysterious second pregnancy on this season’s Office, she feigned ignorance so unconvincingly that even she wasn’t buying what she was selling.

The actress was far more believable when discussing the rekindled war between Angela and Jenna Fisher’s Pam (Baby Momma No. 1). “She’s incredibly mean to Pam,” Kinsey told me. “We’re back to the frenemies stage.”

And Kinsey couldn’t be happier. How happy? Watch the following clip and find out.

Source: The Office‘s Angela Kinsey Relishing Renewed Angela-Pam Rivalry: ‘I’m Such a [Expletive]!”

From recruitment skits to the hit show, The Office

Angela was featured in The Eleusis, the official publication of Chi Omega Fraternity!

The award-winning actor-comedian dishes on her Chi Omega experiences and how they helped prepare her for her role in The Office.

It’s been one of those days when Angela Kinsey could have used an extra pair of hands and another head to balance all the balls she was juggling on her day off. Angela, who plays Angela Martin on NBC’s hit sitcom The Office, was at home and in the midst of a chaotic afternoon in sunny Southern California when her cell phone and her doorbell went off simultaneously while the FedEx guy and the contractor she had hired to put up a fence needed her signature.

“I’m sorry,” Angela said when she was interrupted during our interview. “It’s funny. You just asked me how I balance it all and my friend just passed me a note saying that I hadn’t bought enough cookie mix. Suddenly there’s a lot of traffic in my house!”

A scene such as this one might have left a lesser woman totally frazzled but Angela, who was born in Lafayette, Louisiana and grew up in Jakarta, Indonesia comes from good, strong stock. She’s a Chi Omega from Baylor University and as such is very adept when it comes to multi-tasking. She credits her sorority experience for helping her keep a handle on things.

“I think any service organization or service network of any kind teaches you how to deal with people,” Angela said. “Chi Omega helped me learn how to manage, how to manage being in a group, how to delegate, give instructions, and take instructions.”

Angela, who now lives in Los Angeles with her 2-year-old daughter, Isabel, has fond memories of her days as a sorority girl at Baylor. Having grown up overseas the whole Greek system was rather foreign to her—especially since no one in her family had ever pledged. She opted not to pledge her freshman year but after seeing all the fun her girlfriends had being a part of something, she knew she wanted to wear the cardinal and straw, too.

“There were mixers and dances and softball games and all kinds of different things,” Angela said. “I just wanted to be a part of that. And especially if you move out of the dorms (there were no sorority houses at Baylor), it was a way to stay connected to the school.”

Read full interview: Angela Kinsey: From Recruitment Skits to the Hit Show, The Office

John Krasinski, Angela Kinsey and Brian Baumgartner tease the second half of season 7


“Michael Scott, Hollywood filmmaker?

It’s a scary thought, but “The Office” will reveal in an upcoming episode that Michael has finally made his beloved script, “Threat Level Midnight.”

When I recently caught up with series stars John Krasinski (Jim), Angela Kinsey (Angela) and Brian Baumgartner (Kevin), they dished on that, potential babies, the return of Roy and Karen and the possibility of Krasinski’s wife, Emily Blunt, appearing on the show.”

Read full interview: The Office: John Krasinski, Angela Kinsey and Brian Baumgartner tease the second half of season 7

Interview with Angela

Every New Year women desire to revamp their look and look to the stars  for new hip styles. Clairol spokesperson and “The Office” star Angela Kinsey, talks about being a mom and maintaining a fabulous look. Angela is one of the funniest women on Television and on an interview she informed her audience that no one ever feels fabulous all the time.

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Angela takes us inside The Office

The Office scene-stealer Angela Kinsey has come a long way from her upbringing in Indonesia. She lived in Jakarta where she first discovered her passion for performing. When she was 14, Kinsey moved back to the United States when her family moved to Texas.

It was in the Lone Star State in college that Kinsey knew that her joy of performance, particularly comedy, would be her life’s work.

In 2005, she auditioned for the part of Pam on The Office and wound up scoring the role of Angela Martin. As Angela Martin, she is often the foil to almost everyone in The Office, much to the chagrin of their faithful if foolish leader, Michael Scott. Steve Carell is moving away from the Michael Scott character at the end of this season and Kinsey tells us exclusively about the mood on the set as the Steve Carell curtain call happens.

Kinsey is mother to two-year-old Isabel Ruby Liberstein and also lets us know how having a baby girl has completely changed her life and altered her perspective on the life versus work balance.

Read more: Angela Kinsey Exclusive Chat

What to Expect interviews Angela

First of all, I must say this. “The Office” is my all-time favorite show.  So to get the chance to speak with SAG and Emmy Award-winning actress Angela Kinsey (who you probably recognize as her “Office” alter-ego, Angela) was amazing to say the least. On top of that, she was beyond sweet (She beat me to the “how are you?” pleasantries!) and hilarious (obviously). She had me on the verge of tears, both from laughing and from all the moving stories she shared with me about being a mother to her two-and-a-half-year-old daughter, Isabel. I am so thrilled to be able to share my interview with this radiant mommy, actress, and new Clairol spokesmodel! Enjoy!

While you were pregnant with your daughter, what beauty products could you not live without?

I was really serious about my creams. I felt like all the clothes I wore, like the jumbo bras and elastic waist pants, irritated my skin, and so I felt like cream was a little bit of a buffer. I used Bella B. all the time. I would put it on every night after my shower,  and I didn’t get a single stretch mark. My doctor said stretch marks are more about your genetics,  but the cream brought me comfort. I would put it on throughout the day sometimes because I was so itchy.

As a busy mother you must have some really great quick makeup tips, like the five-minute mom face. Can you spill some of your secrets?

I see these moms at the park that are so put together — they even accessorize with jewelry. And I think, “Who are you?!” I only have one child; I don’t know how moms do it with multiples. They’re probably the same women who are dressed for a 6:00 AM flight. When I finally get Isabel dressed and ready — she’s so particular, everything’s a negation — and we get to the park, I am in my jeans, my ratty sneakers, and a hoodie. I just look ridiculous most of the time. I never look glamorous at the park. But I have a mud bench by the front door for Isabel’s things, and I also have a tiny little basket for lip gloss, sunscreen, and a little bit of Lancôme foundation (SPF 15). While I’m letting her dig through her basket to make her fashion statement of the day, I quickly lather on some sunscreen, a little Lancôme, and the lip gloss I love — Juicy Tubes — so I don’t walk out the door looking like a zombie. I hung a little mirror there, and sometimes I even do it while I have one foot out the door and she’s doing her sidewalk chalk. Anything to give me a few minutes.

Read the rest of Angela’s interview here.

‘Office’ Stars Scare Up Halloween Laughs

Tension underlies a wildly creative Halloween party at the offices of Scranton, Pa.’s, favorite paper company this Thursday on ‘The Office’ on NBC (9 p.m./8c). The tension, of course, is comedic, stemming from bumbling boss Michael Scott (Steve Carell) getting in a snit when he learns that an enterprising underling, Darryl Philbin (Craig Robinson), went over his head to present an innovative idea for increasing sales to Michael’s superiors.

Predictably, Michael’s sour attitude threatens to throw a wet blanket over the whole celebration until a frustrated Kelly Kapoor (Mindy Kaling) speaks for everyone when she admonishes Michael: “Could you for once just let us enjoy a party instead of making it about all of your issues?” It’s a great moment in this special Halloween episode because it acknowledges how Michael’s immaturity has wrecked just about every party ever thrown in the six- (now seven-) season history of this storied sitcom.

What makes this week’s episode even more hilarious is that nearly every Dunder-Mifflin-ite is dressed flamboyantly for Halloween throughout the show, including regional director Gabe Lewis (Zach Woods), who conducts a serious meeting with Michael and Darryl while costumed as Lady Gaga. On Tuesday, co-stars Angela Kinsey (who plays Angela Martin) and Ellie Kemper (receptionist Erin Hannon) talked to Fancast about their own costumes – and their handsome guest-star, Timothy Olyphant, appearing in his second consecutive episode as the office’s new super-salesman.

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The Office: Interview With Angela Kinsey and Ellie Kemper

It’s Halloween, and everyone at The Office is in an uproar. In preparation for NBC’s Halloween episode of The Office, had the opportunity to interview Angela Kinsey and Ellie Kemper from the hit comedy show. And if you think the crazy antics of the Scranton Branch of Dunder Mifflin make for really great tv, just imagine working there. In my session with Angela and Ellie, more commonly known to Office fans as Angela Martin and Erin Hannon, the actors talk about the upcoming Halloween episode, Ryan as the great filmmaker, and how it feels to get paid to let loose.

Everyone who’s seen The Office is aware of the show’s concept of a wacky look at a corporate workplace. But this Thursday, things get even more insane with an episode that focuses on the spirited tradition of Halloween. The employees of Dunder Mifflin face off in a costume contest for the coveted prize of… a coupon book. (What else would you expect from Michael and crew?) So, just to what extent will your favorite characters go to receive the holy grail of retail? Here’s what you need to know about “Costume Contest.”

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Angela and Ellie’s interview with Pop Culture Madness

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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