In Part 1 of TVGuide.com's pre-premiere sit-down with Jenna Fischer and John Krasinski, The Office's would-be sweethearts talked about their avid fans, that memorable kiss and the tease of a Jim-Jan hookup. Now that the season-opener is out of the way, here is the remainder of what they shared about Jim, Pam, Dwight and Angela, and their big 2007 Cineplex showdown.
TVGuide.com: Have you been finding different beats to play, now that there is this new dynamic between Jim and Pam?
Jenna Fischer: There's a lot more heart now, I think, for our characters.
John Krasinski: When someone makes a big stab at [romance], you have to move on. Finding that dynamic between just being friends and being something more is going to be a real struggle for Jim.
TVGuide.com: Can we talk about the other significant other in Jim's life Dwight? What's going on with their relationship?
Krasinski: What's amazing is that this season you'll start to see more and more that the reason we terrorize each other is because, deep down, we're really good friends. The jokes play a lot more clear and a lot more specific.
TVGuide.com: Will Pam now be Dwight's primary tormentor?
Fischer: Pam has kind of a different role now she's more independent, taking things a bit more seriously, trying to figure out what she wants to do with her life. Teasing Dwight was a way to bond with Jim, and certainly she's going to be tickled to call Jim and tell him stories, but Pam's going to have more battles with Angela this season. For example, Pam is going to get kicked off the party-planning committee in a future episode.
TVGuide.com: Lord knows those Dunder-Mifflin parties are always so successful.
Fischer: That's right! Yeah, so she's going to go to war with Angela a little bit.
TVGuide.com: New topic: What can you tell me about Dwight's cousin, whom we will meet early this season? Does the beet fall far from the tree... or whatever it is that beets grow on?
Krasinski: Mose is probably one of the more, uh, "interesting" characters we've had on the show. Just to let you know, [the idea of the character] has been percolating for a while, and he's played by the legendary Mike Schur.
Fischer: Our Emmy-nominated writer.
TVGuide.com: Following in the footsteps of B.J. [Ryan], Jenna and Brian [Baumgartner], Kate Flannery (aka The Office's oft-soused Meredith) is now blogging for TVGuide.com. Is there anything we should look out for?
Krasinski: Slurred words?
Fischer: Drunken rambles? No, Kate is funny. Very, very funny.
Krasinski: In the episode we just shot, she had the best line.
TVGuide.com: You both spent the summer making movies [Will Ferrell's Blades of Glory for Jenna; License to Wed , opposite Mandy Moore and Robin Williams, for John]. Any chance of them being in theaters at the same time next year?
Fischer: I don't think so. [To John] You're February, right?
Krasinski: No, we're July.
Fischer: Oh, really? Blades of Glory comes out March 31, and you're...
Krasinski: July 4, yeah.
Fischer: July 4th weekend?! Get out of town!
TVGuide.com: So whose film is better?
Krasinski: [Politely, to Jenna] Yours.
Krasinski: I'm really excited to see Blades of Glory, I've got to tell you.
Fischer: I saw a trailer for Blades of Glory and I. Freaked. Out. I was like, "Oh my god! I'm in a Will Ferrell movie!" What's funny is when I saw Will Arnett and Amy Poehler come up on the screen, I went, "Oh, that is going to be great!" as if I hadn't just shot the movie myself. [Laughs]
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