Ryan who earned an Academy Award nom last year for her supporting role in Gone Baby Gone says her Oscar buzz opened doors she never thought possible.
She says, When I got nominated, and my agent asked what I wanted to do next, the one job I wanted that I didnt think I could get was to be on The Office. I love The Office!
Ryans dream came true, and she now stars on the comedy as human resources rep Holly Flax.
Though Ryan admits those who wanted her to do bigger things thought she was crazy for taking the job, shes loved every minute of it.
She says, You come to work and youre guaranteed hours of laughter. Its great!
But the giggle fests can be tough to hide on camera.
Ryan explains, I try to hide behind my hair but my shoulders start convulsing. Make-up has to fix me up all the time.
Season five of The Office premieres September 25 on NBC.
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