John Krasinski’s kids think he works as an accountant in an office, thanks to ‘The Office’.
He said when he showed them the show, his youngest didn’t believe he was in it.
“What’s up with this Office thing?” Krasinski said one of his kids asked recently.
John Krasinski’s kids think he works as an accountant in an office thanks to his role in “The Office.”
Krasinski told Stephen Colbert in an appearance on “The Late Show” that he recently showed his six- and eight-year-old daughters the pilot episode of the famous sitcom “The Office.”
Krasinski recalled a recent memory in which one of his children asked him, “What’s up with this office thing?” from the back seat of his car.
He said his wife, Emily Blunt, encouraged him to show the kids the first episode of the show.
While watching, Krasinski said, his eldest talked to the TV and asked Steve Carell’s character, Michael Scott, “what are you doing?” after he fired Jenna Fischer’s character, Pam Beesly. She then said, “You’re a horrible person,” Krasinski recalled.
While his eight-year-old daughter, Hazel, got on the show, Krasinski’s six-year-old daughter, Violet, didn’t believe it was him playing Jim Halpert, an employee of the fictional Dunder Mifflin Paper Company.
“My six-year-old kept asking, ‘Is that you?’ and I said, ‘Yeah, that’s it,'” Krasinski told Colbert. “And she said, ‘You look very different.'”
Krasinski insisted it was him on the show and that he was “just playing a character”, but his daughter wouldn’t believe it.
He said she had “seen two more episodes of ‘that’s not you. Guy’s a lot like you though.'”
But now, Krasinski said, because “they don’t know what I do,” they think he really works as an accountant in an office.
“The reason I think that is I was taking them to school one day, and this guy came up to me and he said, ‘John! From ‘The Office!’ Oh my god it’s so good to see you,” Krasinski said.
“And we kept walking, and she said, ‘So, do you work with him?'” Krasinski said when his daughter asked. “And I went, ‘no,’ and she says, ‘Why are you lying to me?'”
Krasinski said she pushed further and said, “No, he just said he knows you from ‘The Office’.”
He said his kids know what his wife, Blunt, does for a living because she “got a head start by being in ‘Mary Poppins,'” Krasinski said.
“And I think my kids thought she married me out of charity,” Krasinski admitted. “They say, ‘You’re so nice to marry an accountant. That’s so nice of you.'”
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