‘The Office:’ Jenna Fischer Created Juicy Lines for Pam’s Mysterious Call Before Her First Kiss With Jim
However, there is a phone call Pam has with her mom before it and we don’t hear the full conversation. Fischer shared her theory on what the full conversation was between them and more.
Jenna Fischer said John Krasinski ‘wrecked’ her in their big scene
“Casino Night” is a big episode for Jim and Pam’s relationship. That’s because he decides to tell her his feelings.
“I’m in love with you,” he tells her. “I’m really sorry if that’s weird for you to hear but I need you to hear it. Probably not good timing I know that it’s just–” Pam doesn’t look happy and asks him what he’s doing.
“I can’t,” she tells him. She goes on to let him down, but Jim says “Don’t do that.” He begins to cry during the scene.
Fischer and Krasinski talked about filming that scene on the Office Ladies podcast episode of “Casino Night.” She revealed that he improvised a little and his reaction is what caught her off guard.
“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 said he cried in multiple takes but the first one was used because ‘it wrecked me.’”
Fischer has a theory about Pam’s call with her mom
Pam is obviously really shaken up from Jim telling her that he wants to be more than friends. She rejected him but we learn that she tries to process what happened with her mother over the phone.
“About ten minutes ago,” we hear Pam say. “No, I didn’t know what to say,” she then said. “Yes, I know,” she added. “I don’t know, mom. He’s my best friend. Yeah, he’s great. Yeah, I think I am.”
Jim then walks in while she’s still on the phone. Pam quickly hangs up and Jim kisses her.
Fans wrote in to the Office Ladies podcast asking if there was another side to that phone call.
“Well, I’ll tell you this guys, there was no one on the other line,” Fischer revealed. “I was just pretending.” She did say that she had her theory on what the full conversation was between the characters.
“I invented in my head what the dialogue was and I had written it down in my script for what I thought my mom was saying to me so that I would have good reactions,” Fischer explained. “And I was going through it in my head as I was doing the scene.”
She pointed out the line when Pam says, “Yeah, I think I am.” Fischer has her co-host Angela Kinsey guess what Pam was responding to. “I think I am in love with him,” answered Kinsey. “That is what I had written in my script. That my mom asked me ‘Well sweetie, are you in love with him?” Fischer said. “And then I answered, ‘Yeah mom, I think I am.'”
That would mean Pam does reveal her feelings for Jim in the episode, but to her mother instead of Jim. We do see a little bit of her feelings for him during their kiss since she embraces him back.