Tuesday, January 29, 2008

‘The Office’ Cast Shares Their SAG Card Stories

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Joining the Screen Actors Guild was a memorable and hilarious experience for the stars of The Office.

With a win under their belts for “Best Ensemble Cast” in a TV comedy series at the 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards this past Sunday (Jan. 27), the castmembers shared their SAG card stories.

Former child actor Melora Hardin received her SAG card when she was just six years old.

Kate Flannery worked as an extra in 1980s films in order to score a SAG card.

Flannery explains, “I’m so old, that in my very first gig I was an extra in the movie Taps, with Tom Cruise. I got my SAG card a year later because I was an extra on Eddie and the Cruisers!

Office sweetheart Jenna Fischer also put in work as an extra in films like Pleasantville, until she got a very lucky break.

Fischer explains, “I got a speaking role in a film and to join SAG it was $1,200. Luckily, the production [on the film] was running late and they had to keep me for two extra days, and I earned exactly $1,200 and I paid my way into SAG.”

And jokesters Creed Bratton and B.J. Novak have their own funny takes on how they got into SAG.

Bratton says, “It was 1949. I did a small part as an older man. The SAG has always been very good to me.”

Novak jokes, “I donated $25 to KCRW. Six weeks later, [I had my] SAG card. That’s how it works.”

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