USAToday has quoted some of our favorite office staffers on the affects of the strike. Some sound a bit hopeful and some are just plain funny.
Here is an excerpt:
While it was a night for celebrating, the writers’ strike was not far from actors’ minds.
Some, like Everybody Hates Chris‘ Tichina Arnold, wore WGA pins. “I think there will be a settlement,” she said.
Others shared how they’ve been keeping busy. The Office‘s Ed Helms has spent his downtime “sitting in my house, eating candy. I’ve been doing some picketing — and some Pilates.” His castmate John Krasinski understands that Thursdays are now bleak for TV viewers. “You can blame me,” he said, adding that he’s heading to New York for a while now that he’s still not working.
Rescue Me‘s ornery firefighter Denis Leary said he wanted the strike to be resolved: “I want to go back to work, and so do my wife and kids.”
And, when 30 Rock‘s Tina Fey accepted her female actor/comedy series award, she remembered her writing colleagues. “I want to thank everyone in SAG for being so supportive of the Writers Guild of America.” And later, backstage, the WGA member added, “Hopefully we can resolve (strike issues) quickly, because our show is not some monster hit. We can’t not be around for six months and then expect to come back and do well. I feel optimistic.”
Seen and heard
â€¢In the post-winner interview room, a reporter asked The Office cast if they knew if Angelina Jolie was really pregnant. Jenna Fischer replied: “I haven’t seen her yet.”
B.J. Novak then ushered Angela Kinsey to the front and said, “Angelina Kinsey, ladies and gentleman.”
Said Kinsey: “As it turns out, I am pregnant.”
â€¢Backstage, The Office‘s Rainn Wilson said to his castmate Krasinski, “Hey, dude, want to go golfing with Michael Jordan?” Krasinski responded, “Are you serious?”
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