‘The Office’: John Krasinski’s Prank on Jenna Fischer Was Stolen From George Clooney
Jim Halpert (John Krasinski) was often seen pulling pranks on Dwight Schrute (Rainn Wilson) on The Office. However, the cast didn’t really prank each other while working together.
Krasinski and Jenna Fischer, who played Pam Beesly, did talk about the one time he pranked her. Find out what he did and how he stole it from George Clooney.
John Krasinski’s acting in ‘Casino Night’ wrecked Jenna Fischer
“Casino Night” is an important episode when it comes to Jim and Pam’s relationship. That’s because Jim tells her he wants to be more than friends and they later share their first kiss.
Krasinski and Fischer talked about those scenes on Office Ladies. Fischer talked about his acting in the scene where Pam rejects him. She said that they came up with some lines for the moment together.
“I also remember that those lines where I was saying ‘Oh do you want me to take your money now or I could take it later?’ That was all banter we came up with on the spot and then you were gonna’ then like shock me out of,” Fischer revealed.
Jim does shock her by telling her he wants more. Pam tells him that she can’t and starts to say he misread their friendship but he says “don’t.”
“When you said, ‘don’t’ that was an improve and I like my stomach, like my heart dropped into my stomach,” Fischer said. Krasinski cried in multiple takes but the first one was used because “it wrecked me” according to Fischer.
He pranked Fischer while filming at Schrute Farms
Krasinski said he had many inside jokes with Fischer of them writing on the post-it notes and memos he would hand to her in scenes. He also pranked her once while they were filming at Schrute Farms.
“You and I had this scene where we had to drive up to the farm house several times. And we’re doing it and I’m getting increasingly more hot and like warm and sweating,” Fischer said on Office Ladies.
They had the air conditioning off so it wouldn’t interfere with filming. “You were like ‘Yeah, I don’t know. I’m OK but you’re hot, huh?’ And I’m like ‘I’m so hot,'” Fischer said. “This went on for like 15 minutes and then all of a sudden you start snickering and you turned on my seat warmer all the way to the hottest setting.”
Krasinski admitted that he’s “terrible” at pranks. “You know what’s sad about that prank?” he asked. “I realized that I’m such a bad prankster that I stole that prank from [George] Clooney when we were doing Leatherheads, he did that to me. So that’s how unoriginal I am.”
It sounds like Krasinski and Fischer got along in real life. However, Krasinski is different from his character because he’s not much of a prankster.