In a recent episode, Fischer and Krasinski spoke about the season two finale, “Casino Night.” The episode is a big one for Fischer’s and Krasinski’s characters, Jim and Pam, as Jim finally confesses his love to Pam, who rejects him.
Pam says, “I can’t.” She begins to say, “You have no idea.”
But Jim interrupts. “Don’t do that.”
Pam finishes, “what your friendship means to me.”
Fischer said Krasinski’s line “don’t” was improvised and nearly wrecked her.
“When you said, ‘don’t’ that was an improvise and I like my stomach, like my heart dropped into my stomach,” Fischer said. Krasinski laughed, “That’s what I loved. It’s like you’re doing this as Pam and as Jen you’re like ‘So sorry, bro. That was really …’” She pointed out that he cried in multiple takes but they used the first one because ‘it wrecked me.’”
“I remember genuinely being extremely nervous,” Krasinski admitted. “I think I had interpreted it as the biggest scene I had done on the show. Something to that level of intensity was like super terrifying to me and I remember being like, ‘Hey, bro. Remember when you thought you were an actor? Tonight ruins that whole mirage.’”
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