The Office star Jenna Fischer had a deep connection to her character Pam Beesly. So deep, in fact, that one sight left Jim and Karen with Pam inside feeling “heartbroken.”
Why Jenna Fischer felt connected to Pam
Fischer felt connected to her character Pam as she had been working in office settings while pursuing a acting career and had her fair share of failure until she landed The Office role.
Through the program September 23, 2020 den Office ladies podcast, Fischer explained how her personal experience influenced the way she played the character. “I put a lot of those difficult years into my performance for Pam,” she explained. “I literally sat at a reception desk and dreamed of becoming an artist. I have done that. I did it for seven years, so I really felt Pam’s nostalgia. ”
Jim and Karen shared a minute
During June 10, 2020 Office ladies A podcast, Fischer and her co-host Angela Kinsey spoke on “The Coup” of the series. Jim had started working at the Stamford branch of the company in an attempt to get out of Scranton after Pam refused.
At Stamford, Jim changed the setting of the new office and his colleagues, who were playing call of Duty. His office colleague Karen was a bit flirty with Jim about his lack of gamer skills and the two shared a small moment of flirtation.
“This is what really upset everyone,” Fischer said right now. Fans had been rooting for Jim and Pam to come together, so this new development between Jim and Karen didn’t win them over.
“Well, I want you to know something. This is a leap forward, ”Fischer said during the podcast. “But I just want to say, to cover this story of Jim-Karen’s flirt – you know, at the end of this, when Jim is packing up for the night and Karen is watching and he’s throw the deceptive grenade at her. This is now like the first joke inside. ”
“That scene was not in the script. That was added later, ”she continued. “We found Karen to be a little sweet to Jim. Right? In the scene you’re talking about … but they wanted Jim to see a little, a little Halpert. ”
She said, “We wanted to see a little bit go ahead. And so they added to that vision to show that there was a real connection between them. Playfulness, if you will. ”
Fischer said she felt ‘heartbroken’
Fischer at the sight, from Pam’s point of view, certainly felt a little sad. In a 2006 interview with EW, she spoke to Jim and Karen for a moment, admitting that while he was “charmed,” he was also heartbroken.
”In [the Oct. 5] episode, when Jim threw that [fake] grenade and [Karen’s] scraps of paper flew away, that was quick, ”she explained. “It was so nice. The Pam in me was heartbroken. ”