First things first, we’re talking about the American version of The Office. We love Ricky Gervais and all, but we want to take some time to be nostalgic about Steve Carell, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, B.J. Novak, Mindy Kaling and everyone else. Wow, we can’t believe the last season of The Office aired in 2013! Now, let’s get into everything you never knew about behind the scenes of The Office.
When you think of The Office, you have to admit Jim and Pam’s adorable romance is one of the first things that comes to mind. Did you know that the proposal scene was what the producer called the “the most expensive and elaborate shot we’ve ever done, but it’s also sort of the highlight of five years of storytelling.” That’s because they built a replica rest stop for it, and it cost about $250,000. Worth it!
Almost Ruined His Audition
John Krasinski is the perfect Jim, but he almost messed up his audition completely. While in the waiting room, a man asked him if he was nervous. So he said, “I love the British show so much and Americans have a tendency to just really screw these opportunities up. I don’t know how I’ll live with myself if they ruin it for me.” That man then said he was the executive producer. Whoops!