‘The Office’: John Krasinski ‘Could Not Stop Laughing’ at Steve Carell in This Episode

by Jeremy Spirogis
Steve Carell and John Krasinski in

Steve Carell is likely one of the funniest comedic actors of our time. His good stability of humanity and absurdity make him not solely hilarious, however lovable. Perhaps his funniest character up to now is none aside from Michael Scott in The Office. Carell’s portrayal of Michael and his antics is hilarious to observe from the consolation of 1’s front room, however are you able to think about appearing reverse him in a scene in actual life? It’d be robust to get via with a straight face. At least, John Krasinski thinks so.

Steve Carell and John Krasinski in 'The Office'
Steve Carell and John Krasinski | Paul Drinkwater/NBCU Photo Bank

According to Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey, Kransinski had a very onerous time getting via Season 2, Episode 13, “The Secret.”

“The Secret”

“The Secret” takes place simply after Michael learns that Jim has emotions for Pam. The episode revolves round Jim making an attempt to maintain Michael from telling anybody about their dialog.

Meanwhile, Oscar calls in sick on the day the staff are scheduled to do spring cleansing. Dwight is, in fact, not satisfied that Oscar is de facto sick. So Michael offers him permission to research.

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By the top of the day, Michael has spilled the beans about Jim’s emotions for Pam. So Jim talks to her and tells her the reality earlier than anybody else can first. But he says he had a crush on her a very long time in the past, not presently. However, shortly after their dialog, Michael tells Pam that Jim nonetheless actively has emotions for her.

The episode entails plenty of Jim/Michael high quality time, as Michael thinks Jim letting him in on a secret has catapulted them into finest friendship.

John Krasinski couldn’t get via his scenes with Steve Carell

The scene that takes place within the break room with Stanley was tough for Krasinski to get via with out laughing.

“In that scene, John couldn’t cease laughing. He might not cease laughing,” Fischer stated on an episode of Office Ladies Podcast. “This whole episode John had to do a lot of scenes with Steve and he really loses it. This is one of those scenes.”

“John, when he loses it, his whole body collapses. He just becomes a noodle,” added Kinsey.

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A number of scenes later, Michael visits Jim at his desk to ask him to lunch (Hooters). He places his leg on Jim’s desk when he asks and Krasinski discovered the transfer significantly humorous.

“John lost it. I was there that day filming. John could not stop laughing,” stated Fischer. “And part of it, too, was that desk is so high and it was not easy for Steve to put his leg up there but he was super committed to the bit. It was something he just came up with, and it made John laugh so he just kept doing it.”

At the top of the episode, when Michael is apologizing to Jim, Krasinski additionally broke.

“John’s performance in this scene — he’s so silent and it’s just this mixture of compassion and disappointment. He’s taking it all in. But the truth is John couldn’t stop laughing. Again,” Fischer shared. “John couldn’t handle it. He couldn’t handle it.”

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