The cast of "The Office" will start production on the show's fourth season today in Los Angeles, which means it's only a few short weeks now till we find out what will become of our beloved Pam and Jim after the third-season finale. After the hilarious NBC comedy panel at the TCA press tour, I joined a group of reporters chatting with John Krasinski about the Jim and Pam dynamic, as well as his upcoming role in Leatherheads and his favorite Dwight prank. For highlights of what he had to say, read on ...
On where he'd like Jim and Pam to go: "I think that it would be interesting to see — after all that pressure — to see what a relationship would be like. I feel like there would be some sort of awkwardness. ... There's a lot of fun stuff you could do with it — and then there's a lot of fun stuff you could with making people wait a little longer."
On what's up with Karen: "Rashida [Jones] is back, as far as I know. I think she's back for a couple episodes. ... She didn't get to say her piece. I think she'll come and slap everybody in the face and then just walk out. It'll be glorious."
On creating the Jim/Pam dynamic with Jenna Fischer: "I constantly am thinking about Martin Freeman and Lucy Davis [Tim and Dawn from the BBC version of "The Office"] and what they gave to us. It's really a gift; they're so perfect in what they did. So us playing the relationship had to be between Jenna and I, and sort of finding little things that we do. We hang out a lot together on set and we talk a lot about it, and Greg [Daniels, the executive producer] is so nice to let us have a say in it. Working with her has been a real treat. We both sort of understand the awkwardness and where it's going, and we love putting the brakes on."
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