I thought this day would never come, but The Office's much-hyped series finale is airing tonight. If you think you're sad, imagine how Jenna Fischer, John Krasinski, and Rainn Wilson feel. In an extended tribute video from NBC, the three stars share their feelings on what the show has meant to them over the course of its nine seasons, they thank the fans, and things get emotional. I assume we'll get to see even more of the interviews during the prefinale retrospective, airing before the episode. In the meantime, check out the clip and make sure the tissues are close at hand.
The Office series finale is just a few weeks away now, which means the show's actors are getting ready to move on. Jenna Fischer stopped by Late Show With David Letterman this week and talked about how the cast and crew prepped to say goodbye to the beloved employees of Dunder Mifflin. She also mentioned that the actors were able to give input on what will become of their characters, and their hopes were worked into the final episode. Aww.
"It's taken me every day of 10 months to lose the weight. I did it slowly and I did it moderately. It was important for me to lose it. I was a fit and active person before I had my son, but if there's one thing I could do for a new mom, it'd be to alleviate her of any guilt or any stress over the idea of having her body look a certain way."
— Jenna Fischer from The Office on the slow and steady road to losing her baby weight. She tells People that the process didn't come easy, and she had no personal chef, trainer, or nanny to help get her back to her prebaby body. Jenna focused on eating a healthy diet and exercising during her son Weston's naps.
If there's such a thing as a new mom uniform, Jenna Fischer's wearing it! Though the Office star looked lovely as she spoke with Kelly Ripa and Matthew Broderick on Live! With Kelly this morning, the discussion quickly turned to life with her 7-month-old son, Weston. The new mama said that she's been stuck in a rut, wearing nothing but sweatpants that are three inches too short, nursing tops, and — when leaving the house — hoodies. The best part of the look, she says, is that she doesn't have to change for bed at night! Watch the clip — which also includes details about Weston's take on life in NYC — and tell us: how long did you wear the "new mom uniform"?
The Tribeca Film Festival continued last night with the premiere of Malin Akerman and Jenna Fischer's The Giant Mechanical Man. Jenna was joined at the event by the film's director and her husband, Lee Kirk, while Malin walked the red carpet in a sexy strapless dress and Carven shoes before meeting up with her handsome costars Topher Grace, Chris Messina, and Rich Sommer.
This project is just one of the many movies Malin stars in this year. She shared hilarious scenes with Jennifer Aniston in Wanderlust, and up next she's showing off her vocal abilities in Rock of Ages. Malin's not the only cast member with a major studio film in the works as both Chris and Topher have highly anticipated films headed our way this Fall. Chris has a role in Ben Affleck's CIA thriller Argo, and Topher teamed up with Amanda Seyfried and Katherine Heigl in The Wedding, both films are expected to open nationwide in October.
While walking the red carpet at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, Jenna Fischer talked about her struggle to lose the baby weight, saying:
Let me please stand in solidarity with all of the women who are not a size 2 six weeks after leaving the hospital. I thought, you read all of the stuff in magazines like, "Oh, I breastfed my baby and I am so skinny now." I am breastfeeding my baby and I am not getting any skinnier! I think I'm just going to be a little bit bigger for a little bit longer, and that's fine with me.
Jenna, whose son Weston Lee is four months old, joins Salma Hayek — who told Oprah that nursing did nothing to help her lose the weight — and countless others, including myself, who actually found the opposite to be true.
On Tuesday night, Jenna Fischer decided that the Tonight Show would be the perfect place to reveal the sex of her baby. She and her husband are planning for a September birth and the expecting mother says that the pregnancy is going very smoothly. Jenna did feel, however, that it was important to explain to the men watching what pregnancy hunger really feels like. Take a look and tell us if you felt the same way!
Jenna Fischer teamed up with her trainer in LA yesterday to fit in some exercise and showed off her growing baby bump in a form-fitting top. The Office actress is expecting her first child with her husband Lee Kirk, and flashed a wide smile during her afternoon workout. Jenna, who is originally from Missouri, has been focusing on some philanthropy as she enjoys a break from the set of her hit series. She teamed up on a fundraising auction for victims in her home state who were affected by the Joplin tornado, and one lucky bidder will win a set visit to The Office courtesy of her efforts. She and the rest of the comedy's cast and crew are coming up on their first full season without Steve Carell at the Dunder Mifflin helm, but rumors that James Spader might be the new boss and take on a role even bigger than Michael Scott's have started to gain traction.