Rashida Jones Says She and Ed Helms ‘Were so Freaked out’ When They First Started on ‘The Office’

by Jeremy Spirogis
John Krasinski, Rashida Jones, and Ed Helms on

Today, Rashida Jones is thought for fairly a couple of notable roles. But her large break was starring in The Office as Karen Filippelli, Jim’s girlfriend who schooled him in Call of Duty and preferred to take pleasure in numerous lengthy talks each time they skilled a hiccup of their relationship.

When Jones first started taking part in Karen, she was apprehensive followers would hate her. She was, in any case, one other wedge between Jim and Pam.

John Krasinski, Rashida Jones, and Ed Helms on 'The Office'
John Krasinski, Rashida Jones, and Ed Helms | Trae Patton/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal through Getty Images through Getty Images

“I imply, Karen actually is captivated with Jim — she has no different design, she’s not attempting to interrupt them up…. She didn’t even learn about Pam!” she stated in an interview with Entertainment Weekly again in 2007. ”Well, no one has thrown something at me a minimum of.”

When Rashida Jones and Ed Helms began appearing on ‘The Office’

Jones began on The Office across the identical time as Ed Helms. Helms performed a personality named Andy Bernard, a suck-up worker who loves the sound of his personal (acapella) singing voice and has a little bit of an anger downside.

Because The Office was such a giant hit, Jones stated each she and Helms had been extremely nervous to be appearing reverse such big-time comedic forces.

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”The first day on set I used to be terrified,” Jones informed EW. ”I stored saying to Ed Helms, I felt like I had gained some radio contest and so they had thrown me into my favourite present. How is that this attainable? What am I going to do?”

In a more moderen interview Jones did with Off Camera, she spoke once more about how nerve-racking beginning on The Office was for her and Helms.

“We were both so freaked out when we first got there and like spent a ton of time together, like, ‘What is going on?’ It just felt like our lives were changing a little bit,” she stated.  

Andy Bernard [Ed Helms] stayed on ‘The Office’ however Karen Filippelli [Rashida Jones] was written off

But as Office followers know, Karen was finally written out of the present and Andy remained. When that occurred, Jones took it onerous.

“I knew it was going to happen because there was emotionally nowhere else to go with my character. But I was pretty crushed,” she stated.

Jones stated that she’d all the time had a sense that Karen wouldn’t be sticking round (you recognize, as a result of Jim and Pam had been destined to be collectively). But that didn’t make it any simpler.

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“I always felt like a guest star on The Office. Everybody was so nice to me but I always felt like a guest star. I never felt comfortable. I knew because I was the small point of a love triangle that eventually I’d have to be sacrificed,” she stated.

Fast ahead about 13 years and each Jones and Helms have vastly profitable careers. It’s humorous to consider them being so nervous on one in every of their first large appearing gigs.

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