The Office ended over six years ago, and yet we’re still learning new things about the seminal comedy series. Case in point: Angela Kinsey, who portrayed Angela Martin, originally auditioned for the role of Pam Beesly. Kinsey elaborated on her revelation in a recent appearance on The Links”>Kelly Clarkson Show with her former costar and current podcast cohost Jenna Fischer, who, of course, actually ended up playing Pam.
“I auditioned for the role of Pam, and I went in, you guys, and I thought I did so great,” said Kinsey. “It was a room full of people, and there was a moment where Michael is fake-firing Pam in front of Ryan the temp to pull a prank, and Pam starts to cry and calls him a jerk. And I called him a jerk. Everyone started laughing, and I was like, ‘I don’t think that was supposed to be a laugh. I think I missed something.'”
In other words, Kinsey was a bit “too feisty for Pam.” As we all now know, however, things worked out in the end: “They brought me back and said, ‘Hey, we’ve got a judgy, snarky lady in accounting.'” Watch her tell the story above.