Jenna Fischer & Angela Kinsey say fans know more about ‘The Office’ than they do


Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey, who played Pam Beasley and Angela Martin on the American version of The Office, are launching an Office-based podcast called Office Ladies. When I first heard this, I wondered if we really needed an Office-themed podcast but reading what the show will actually entail, I can see the attraction. Jenna and Angela will watch old Office episodes and give behind-the-scene stories and secrets from that particular episode. I love behind-the-scene stories, I always skip to the commentary extra on the DVD (dated reference, I realize) so I might check this out.

The “Office Ladies” are back!

In an exclusive interview with PEOPLE, The Office alums and real-life BBFs Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey are getting candid about their upcoming and highly anticipated Office-themed podcast, Office Ladies, which will delve into behind-the-scenes stories about Pam Beesly, Angela Martin, Jim Halpert (John Krasinski), Michael Scott (Steve Carrell) and the rest of the Dunder Mifflin gang.

“We’ve been wanting to work together again ever since we stopped working together,” Fischer, 45, tells PEOPLE. “Angela and I became best friends because we were cast on The Office together, we worked together and saw each other every day. I think the hardest part for me about it ending was that I didn’t get to see my best friend every day anymore.”

“We just said, ‘You know, next year is the 15th anniversary of the show and this seems like a really fun time to share our memories. How could we do that?’ And that’s how we came up with the idea of the podcast,” she adds.

Although Kinsey, 48, admits that they “don’t consider ourselves the experts on The Office in anyway,” they are open to discussing what audiences are eager to have answered. “The fans are more experts than we are, so we are going to be looking for questions. We want to talk about the things that people want to know about.”

[From People]

The fact that these two created Office Ladies just so they could hang out again is fun. Why not get paid doing the thing you love, like gabbing with your best friend. And I 100% believe that the fans know more than they do. Devoted fans of a show treat it like a research project. In truth, letting fans show off their knowledge will probably be the best way to honor them, they’ve really thought this concept through. It’s also a great tie in to NBC/Universal’s Peacock’s acquisition of The Office, I’ll bet they got some cross-promotion cash for this. The idea sounds cute. They’ve released a trailer to promote the October 16th launch. It tells a behind-the-scene story that involved how they did a vomiting scene, the technical aspect of which I found kind of interesting. But they need to work on sounding more relaxed because right now, their ‘off-the-cuff’ banter sounds very scripted. “I have a story, do you know this story?” “I do not know that story, please tell me the story. OMG, that story!” Once they become less conscious of the fact they’re taping, I’ll bet the flow becomes more relaxed. (For a good example of a relaxed flow with camaraderie coming across, may I suggest Gossip with Celebitchy with CB and Kaiser.) Jenna posted this little teaser to IG, it’s better.

In addition, Jenna and Angela said they’ll host former co-stars as guests. That will be fun to hear, there were many very talented people on that show and fans will be clamoring to hear them relive their time on The Office. And this cast in particular have truly stayed in touch so I don’t think it will be hard for Jenna and Angela to get them to come on.

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  1. The Other Katherine says:

    Aw, these two are so cute together. Will have to give this a listen!

  2. Jillian says:

    I think I’m the only one on the planet that didn’t like The Office…

    • Laura says:

      No you’re not I never watched it when it first aired but tried recently and it’s really bad…Racist, sexist and homophobic.

  3. susiecue says:

    I find it so funny how Angela Kinsey IRL couldn’t be more different than the character Angela! I think her and Jenna Fischer are super fun and I would definitely listen to this.
    Sidenote: The Office has some of the best bloopers. I watch them on YouTube whenever my spirits need a lift.

  4. Cupcake says:

    I don’t understand the continued hype about this show. I watched it and loved it while it was airing, some seasons more than others, but since it ended i haven’t thought about it.

  5. lucy2 says:

    I can’t wait for this! I really like both of them, and loved the Office, so this should be a lot of fun. A little fond nostalgia of simpler times!

  6. Elizabeth says:

    I listened to the preview for it yesterday and am so excited to add it to my podcast listen list!

  7. DINA says:

    YESSSS. I loved the office, and still rewatch it way too often

  8. CAVandy says:

    You couldn’t be more right they need to relax … if they want to let us in on their banter they need to be a little less rigid. I’ve followed Jenna for a while on IG and she does a lot of off-the-cuff stories about her cat and her love of tile and I really loved the stuff about learning how to make homemade bread. She talks of being a mom w/o putting her kids on the camera or exploiting them. More of this.

    And now I’m just gonna say it: Angela’s voice is grating and even her personality just seems thirsty af. Jenna was one of the leads of that ensemble, so maybe that’s why she tries so hard. Or maybe I still hear Angela Martin and not Angela Kinsey lol. Well, whatever I will certainly give it a go and hope for the best.

  9. Abby says:

    I liked watching the office, could only handle an episode or two at a time because I would end up cringing in embarrassment for characters. However, it was and is so so funny and wonderful. And gif’s/memes from the office seem to apply to every blessed situation of life. I watched a casting video recently showing how the characters got their parts and i just loved it. So, I wouldn’t say I’m a die-hard fan… I think I’ve seen almost every episode once, but I definitely would enjoy a behind-the-scenes podcast. I always liked the “pop-up video” trivia on VH1 and always always read the trivia on IMDB.

  10. blinkers says:

    I’ve watched every episode of the show but I think I need another 10yrs before I watch it again. HOWEVER Angela’s online presence is so funny with her nephews, I actually follow her. Also read she almost played the part of Pam so adds more layers to the watching lol