John Krasinski on The Office: it’s an understatement to say this show gave me everything

I didn’t think much about John Krasinski until I saw him in Promised Land with Matt Damon. Damon can get me to watch anything, and maybe Krasinski seemed hotter just by being in proximity to Damon, but I also noticed what a solid actor he is, and how easy he is on the eyes. He holds his own. (Although I give the movie a B-. It’s decent, but predictable.) So it’s nice to learn more about Kraskinski, and to realize he’s a standup guy too. Most of you reading this surely already know this, so forgive me for being late to the table. Slide over and make some room for me!

Krasinski of course got his start on The Office, and he’s stayed there for all 9 seasons. He only has the nicest things to say about the show, which has its finale next week. It’s refreshing to see a guy with a burgeoning movie career stick with the TV show that made his career, and speak highly of it. He could have easily left years ago when he started to score romcoms but he stuck with The Office and has so much gratitude for the show. Krasinski did a new interview with US Weekly in which he sang the show’s praises:

Tell US about the final day at work.
The last show we taped was everyone exiting the office. We were all joking around and after one of the takes, [executive producer] Greg Daniels said, “That’s the end of The Office!” It was a guy punch.

Spill: Which of your costars cried?
I don’t think there were any tears. I’m saving mine for Barbara Walters! But the only thing that prevented us from having a meltdown is we’re all so proud of the show.

Jim’s deadpan reaction shots were a hallmark. Tough habit to break?
I wish I could say I was professional enough to never look at a camera on another job, but that’s already been blown several times.

What’s your takeaway from the whole experience?
To say this show gave me everything is the biggest understatement. I was a waiter before The Office, so to me, this was a winning lottery ticket. Everything about my life has changed.

[From US Weekly, print edition, May 20, 2013]

That’s so nice! This is the real reason why I have a new crush on Kraskinski, though. It’s a few days old now but have you seen his lip sync battle with Jimmy Fallon? If you haven’t, you owe it to yourself to watch this. If you have limited time, skip to 4:00 to see Fallon rap like a master. Krasinski somehow manages to top him while doing Run DMC though, he’s such a showman! Then skip to 7:20 to see them do Boys II Men “I’ll Make Love To You.” This makes my week.

Oh and I should talk about The Office! I don’t watch it (yet, I could still pick it up!) but this week was the penultimate episode and Dustin at Pajiba is saying it was awesome. (Spoilers on that link if you haven’t seen it yet.) A lot of people are going to be so sad that show is ending. I wish I could say the same thing about fellow NBC show Community. I’m still trying to get over how that wonderful show has been so thoroughly beat-down and butchered. I’ll focus on Kraskinski again to get my mind off of that. What a tall drink he is.

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  1. logan says:

    Pretty man alert!!!! Have such a crush.
    And he just seems so darn normal and nice. Have a beer with nice. love him.

  2. Juliette says:

    I absolutely love this show and am gutted that it’s ending. Jim and Pam’s love story on the show was so sweet to watch. The writing on the show and how they have played out each character’s sotry line through the years is awesome.

    Also, every character has a great story on their own. I will be buying all the seasons when it’s finished to rewatch them.

    Love this as much as Arrested Develpoment.

  3. j says:

    He seems so genuine, down-to-earth and awesome person. Oh and hot ;) I have been an Office fan from the beginning and I think they last episodes have been a great way to end the show.

  4. I love him but im not sure about emily blunt….

  5. Debbie says:

    Love him! That bit with Fallon was amazing

  6. Get a clue says:

    He totally makes me swoon!

  7. polkasox says:

    I’m kinda glad The Office is ending because I don’t think the last few years have been as good – but last night’s episode was great! I loved the Jim & Pam storyline – Krazinksi is pretty dreamy & seems like a sweet guy. I am really over Andy though & have been for some time. I fast forwarded through some of his scenes last night.

  8. kibbles says:

    Emily Blunt won the man lottery when she met Krasinski. He’s probably one of the nicest guys in Hollywood right now.

  9. aims says:

    he’s in my top three. awesome.

  10. Elle Kaye says:

    I watched “License to Wed” simply because he was in it. I love his wry sense of humor, and he is adorable to boot. He and Emily Blunt will have adorable babies.

    I will miss “The Office”, but I look forward to seeing more of Krasinski on the big screen.

  11. Nessa says:

    Yup. He is swoon-worthy. I love him and Jimmy Fallon.

  12. Mindy says:

    I LOVE John and Jimmy. John was great in Big Miracle too (my kids fave movie). Seems like a genuinely good guy.

  13. Kelly says:

    He has that all American Jimmy Stewart vibe.

  14. Ag says:

    I really like him, he seems like a decent guy. And his Jim character was great.

  15. Dids says:

    He is amazing. He had a very small role in That’s complicated and he totally stole the show! That video with Jimmy Fallon made my day too!

  16. Reece says:

    I like him but…I can’t quite pinpoint it but there’s a but…

  17. mercy says:

    It is, or was, a good show, not to mention very popular. Who would be anything less than grateful?

  18. m says:

    I made my hubby watch the Fallon clip last night and he loved it too!

    Emily Blunt dodged a bullet when she dumped Michael Buble and won the lottery when she married John.

  19. HappyJoyJoy says:

    Me makes me sigh and bat my lashes in a dreamy way :D

  20. Samigirl says:

    I haven’t really enjoyed the office as much since SC left, but I am sad the show is over. It’s given me may laughs and some tears. Jim and Pam’s wedding day is my all time favorite. I’ve also learned some awesome office pranks. <3

  21. Loulou says:

    What a refreshing, thoughtful thing for an actor to say.

  22. Suze says:

    Ah…I will miss seeing him weekly, even though the quality of The Office has taken a nosedive these past few years.

  23. jaye says:

    I had stopped watching the show because the show seemed to lose its stride when Steve Carrell left. I find the Andy character to be annoying and his storyline tedious. I’m glad the focus is not on him anymore. The show really redeemed itself with the last two episodes. I am looking forward to the finale.

    Side note: Krasinski looks HOT with that beard.

  24. apsutter says:

    The Office has been absolute SHIT the last two seasons but the last couple episodes have been so good!! You gotta watch it cause it’s a damn good show.

  25. Amy says:

    I’ve watched The Office here and there over the years. It took me awhile to get into it because of the mockumentary format–but once I did, I was hooked! I’ve been meaning to watch the whole thing from the beginning to the end because I’ve only seen bits and pieces here and there. There is a terrific video on Youtube of the different dead pan looks that John Krasinski gives the cameras. Somebody should dig it up because it is pretty funny!

  26. rlh says:

    He must have lovely parents. He is the real deal as an actor and human being. And just to put a cherry on it he is pretty as hell. Hope he is around for a long time.

  27. MrsBPitt says:

    I respect the fact that he stayed on the show when he could very well have gone to a film career…Michael J. Fox did the same thing…stayed with Family Ties to the end, even though his movie career was red hot with Back To The Future. I always found that super classy!