'I think that was taken wildly out of context'

By Kelly Connolly
January 26, 2016 at 10:54 PM EST
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Is John Krasinski the new Toby?

Actress Jenna Fischer reawakened The Office fans’ Jim-and-Pam feelings on last Wednesday’s Watch What Happens Live when she commented that there were parts of herself and Krasinski that were “genuinely in love” during the filming of the show.

“There’s a real part of me that is Pam and a real part of him that is Jim, and those parts of us were genuinely in love with one another,” she told a caller. “But in real life, we aren’t totally Pam and totally Jim, so in real life, we’re not the perfect match.”

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The response to her remarks was overwhelming, but Krasinski tells The Daily Beast that he feels his costar was misinterpreted.

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“I think that was wildly misquoted or taken out of context,” Krasinski says. “I’m sure she was trying to say something nice about how genuine the acting relationship was, of bringing a relationship that became that popular onscreen — and I think we both feel it’s such an honor to be a part of that relationship. As far as how she was quoted about saying we were ‘genuinely in love,’ I think that was taken wildly out of context and I feel bad for her.” 

At least we’ll always have Jim and Pam.

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The mockumentary-style sitcom chronicles a group of typical office employees working 9-5 at the Scranton branch of the Dunder Mifflin Paper Company.
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