After nine seasons on NBC, The Office is closing — and tears are already flowing.
“We’re already getting very sentimental,” actress Jenna Fischer told Us Weekly at a party Saturday night at Sky Bar in Los Angeles to celebrate her former Office costar Mindy Kaling’s new show, The Mindy Project, hosted by Vitamin Water. “Every episode . . .”
“Means something to us!” Fischer’s Office colleague Angela Kinsey finished her thought. “Yes, it does,” Fischer, 38, agreed. “We are cherishing every moment, every scene already and we’re only on the fourth episode.”
“Kate Flannery and I already cried together,” she added. “We knew it was our last season but we weren’t allowed to say anything, but, when the announcement came down that day, we were all in a scene together . . . And so it was emotional when we all realized the rest of the world knew too because it made it very real.”
Greg Daniels, executive producer of The Office, announced in a conference call on Tuesday that the show will air its final episode next May.
“But we’re really enjoying ourselves,” Fischer explained of filming the final episode. “Oh my God, a lot of laughter and a lot of tears. I think that will describe the next few weeks of our lives.”
And the actresses have faith that the writers will end the show the best way possible.
“The writers worked very hard and are working very hard to give every single character a very fitting end to the series. And I know a lot of the plans for a lot of the characters and I couldn’t be happier,” Fischer teased to Us. “They have something planned for each person, to really celebrate their characters contribution to the show.”