‘The Office’: Ellie Kemper Doesn’t Think This Dunder Mifflin Couple Made a Good Match

by Jeremy Spirogis
Ellie Kemper as Erin Hannon

The Office was a present in regards to the American office, however there have been loads of romances peppered into the storytelling. Those relationships helped make the collection so relatable — effectively, all aside from one. Ellie Kemper believes this fictional couple ought to have by no means gotten collectively on The Office.

Ellie Kemper as Erin Hannon
Ellie Kemper | Tyler Golden/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal through Getty Images

‘Office’ star Brian Baumgartner is reliving among the present’s finest moments 

Baumgartner performed the hilarious Kevin Malone on The Office. Now, he’s the host of An Oral History of The Office, a podcast the place he interviews the solid, producers, writers, and digicam crew who labored on the present. 

In interviewing his topics, Baumgartner is successfully reliving among the finest moments from The Office. Listeners are given a behind-the-scenes take a look at what it took to create the long-lasting collection.

From who penned the episode the place Jim Halpert (John Krasinski) and Pam Beesly (Jenna Fischer) first kiss to the scene that made the solid chortle the toughest, Baumgartner is leaving no stone unturned. 

In episode 8, “The Moment That My Life Changes,” Baumgartner spoke with Kemper about taking part in Erin Hannon — together with her on-again-off-again romance with Andy Bernard (Ed Helms). 

Ellie Kemper thinks Andy and Erin had been a horrible match

Ironically, Erin and Andy’s romantic story arc wasn’t initially written into the present. 

“Erin’s energy was just so funny, it felt right for Andy in a way,” Helms mentioned of the romance. “Both of them [are] kind of left-footed socially, which kind of made them perfect for each other but also gave them lots of stumbling — like a pigeon-toed person dancing with a bow-legged person.” 

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Though Helms felt his character and Erin had been awkward collectively, Kemper had a unique tackle their relationship altogether. When Baumgartner requested if she thought Erin and Andy had been a superb match, Kemper mentioned: 

I by no means thought so.

Is that horrible to say?

I felt like Andy was a bit too infantile. I don’t suppose he was able to handle Erin the best way she wanted to be [cared for]. I felt like Erin was able to handle [Andy], but it surely was uneven in that respect.

Fans of The Office will recall how drastically Andy modified after changing into the regional supervisor of the Dunder Mifflin Scranton department. While Andy was busy looking for himself, Erin was devoting herself to their relationship. There really wasn’t a steadiness of their relationship, which is why Kemper mentioned they had been a horrible match.

Brian Baumgartner wished Kevin and Erin to get collectively on ‘The Office’ 

Kevin Malone was in two relationships on The Office. He had an ex-fiancé, Stacy, and an ex-girlfriend, Lynn. As a facet character, Kevin’s love life was hardly ever a subject of dialog, however Baumgartner nonetheless pitched a relationship that followers may need been to see. 

“Do you know that I pitched Kevin and Erin getting together?” Baumgartner requested Kemper. 

Surprised, Kemper gasped and mentioned: “Brian — I think that would be a pretty reasonable relationship.” 

Baumgartner instructed the writers how, “If Kevin could mature just a little,” he might see him in a relationship with Erin.

“There was something about their energy that I thought was right,” Baumgartner mentioned. “It’s almost like the static being and the hummingbird that goes around, but somehow still their energies matched in a weird way.” 

Kemper couldn’t agree with Baumgartner’s pitch extra. Sadly, the present by no means explored the connection between Kevin and Erin — or, as Baumgartner known as it, “Krevin.” 

Andy and Erin could not have labored out, however that didn’t forestall followers from having fun with The Office any much less. Nor did it forestall Kemper from loving each second of her position.

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