Monday, March 24, 2008

Rainn Wilson Relives Old Office Days

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – The Office funnyman Rainn Wilson has plenty of experience in the nine to five job world.

Before landing the role of arrogant, awkward Dwight Schrute on NBC’s hit comedy series The Office, Wilson worked at a handful of real office jobs in New York City.

He worked in an office as an assistant events coordinator, and later as a receptionist at an ad agency, where he channeled his inner Pam Beesly [Office receptionist played by Jenna Fisher].

Wilson says, “I was Pam! But really, I was more of a Jim [John Krasinski’s character on The Office]. My heart wasn’t into the office work, but I was still really capable. I was a decent office worker, but I don’t think they miss me there!”

Wilson also did deliveries for a marine supply company for about eight months, a job he was admittedly bad at, since he got in “car accidents and lost stuff” on the clock.

But one vocation he was really good at was serving.

He recalls, “I was a really, really good waiter! I could’ve gone somewhere in that field.”

New, original episodes of The Office begin April 10 on NBC.

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