Jenna Fischer Professes Her Real Life Love for John Krasinski

When I was a slightly smaller version of my 4’10” self, I would watch The Brady Bunch at the foot of my mother’s bed as she fumbled her less than nimble fingers through my unpredictable tresses. On more than one occasion, I turned to her and said, Mom, Mr. and Mrs. Brady have to be in love and married in real life. You don’t just kiss someone you’re not married to. And she’d nod in agreement not willing to stifle my youthful innocence.

Later, I learned about actors and realized that all kinds of people are capable of forging real emotion from nothing and I hadn’t questioned the extent of on-screen chemistry until I ‘met’ Jim and Pam. If you’ve ever watched The Office, you know the subtle pain and overwhelming hope the show breeds in its chronicling of the intra-office romance of Jim Halpert (John Krasinski) and Pam Beesley (Jenna Fischer). You find yourself wishing for their brand of love in your real life, while also hoping that their brand of life transcends the set and into their real life. For a while, these hopes had been all but completely crushed.

That was until Fischer took to Andy Cohen’s What What Happens Live  to backwardly appease fans and ruin all hope for real love:

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 said in response to a fan who asked how close the two were. “But in real life, we aren’t totally Pam and totally Jim, so in real life, we’re not the perfect match.

Meh, I guess that’s why I have more interest in all fictional relationships than I do in the tedious nature of pursuing my own. Thanks a lot, Pam.

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Capt. Cornhole
Capt. Cornhole
6 years ago

In real life, sometimes I go down on Jenna Fischer. Sometimes she even pretends not to need to vomit while I’m doing it. It’s a strange relationship.

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