Jenna Fischer & John Krasinski Talk ‘Office’ Pregnancy
First Published: September 24, 2009 4:37 PM EDT Credit: Access Hollywood
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- “The Office” is about to add one more.
Access Hollywood’s Laura “Dish of Salt” Saltman caught up with the NBC show’s engaged lovebirds, Pam and Jim – played by Jenna Fischer and John Krasinski – at the 2009 Primetime Emmy Awards to get the scoop on their upcoming baby joy.
“Pam is pregnant,” Jenna told the Dish. “She’s due in February.”
But Scranton’s new mom-to-be isn’t the only one expecting.
“My sister Emily is pregnant in real life and she is due with her real baby at the same time I’m due with my fictional baby,” Jenna explained, adding that they’ve worked her sister’s experiences into the show. “So I call her and say, ‘Pam is 5 months pregnant, how do you feel?’ It’s been fun to bond with my sister over. We’re kind of pregnant at the same time.”
However, John Krasinski said prepping for TV fatherhood hasn’t been as easy for him.
“I have no one to steal from, no one I know is pregnant,” he admitted.
Still, when asked if he was going to gain “sympathy weight,” he said he was up for the challenge.
“I’m going to gain 30 pounds,” John joked.
While he’ll be a TV dad this February on “The Office,” he’s a father of a different sort this week – his directorial debut, “Brief Interviews With Hideous Men,” hits select theaters this Friday. The “Office” couple also graces the cover of this week’s Entertainment Weekly, where the pair revealed details of Jim and Pam’s upcoming wedding in the show’s October 8 episode. “When you have two characters who are so perfect for each other, it’s a little weird for them to not get married,” John told the mag.
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