Washington [US], May 29 (ANI): Actress Jenna Fischer spoke about some of the criticism leveled at her character Pam Beesly in the popular sitcom “The Office.”
During the last episode of the podcast ‘The Office Ladies’, Fischer spoke with co-host Angela Kinsey, who played the role of Angela Martin in the sitcom, about how some fans “weren’t happy” with the decision to Pam moved briefly to New York City to attend art school.
While breaking down the episode of season five, “Weight Loss, Part Two,” Kinsey noted that people were “spending” that while Pam was seen laughing with new friends, her then boyfriend Jim Halpert (played by John Krasinski) talked about how much he missed her.
“People weren’t happy with Pam when this episode aired, I remember,” Kinsey said.
“I just want to say that when Pam went to art school for only three months when she wasn’t yet married and had no children, people fell for her a lot because of Jim’s feelings,” Fischer said.
Fischer went on to point out that later in the new season, when Jim makes great strides to pursue his dreams, some fans again criticized Pam.
“Then, when Jim invested in a business without telling Pam, he left his family and left Pam alone to care for his two children while pursuing their dreams, people reunited with Pam to not being supportive enough with Jim, ”he said.
Fischer added, “So in both cases I just want to say I noticed a lot of hatred for Pam. I want to call him sexist? Yes.” “Pam faced a lot of scrutiny as a character I think because she was a woman, right?” She asked Kinsey.
“This river is deep,” his star added, while Fischer replied, “It’s deep and will work for some future seasons.” Fischer has been open in the past about the lasting impact of Jim and Pam’s romance on fans: – and how some viewers find it hard to accept the fact that she and John Krasinski are not together in real life.
“People don’t know how I and I aren’t a real-life couple,” Fischer previously told Brian Baumgartner, who played Kevin Malone in the series, in An Oral History of ‘The Office’.
“I don’t know how to explain it, because it’s a bit like telling kids that there’s no Santa Claus. The bottom line is that we played characters, but I know that if people think of us as John and Jenna, it’s destroying a bit of the magic of Jim and Pam, ”he added.
In real life, Krasinski has been married to actor Emily Blunt since 2010 and Fischer married writer-director Lee Kirk the same year. (ANI)