November 6, 2008 3:11 PM
From Colin: What do you do to prepare for the show?
Great question Colin. No one has ever asked me that. I read the whole script and then go back and reread my scenes. The night before I shoot the scenes I go over the scene a few times to get my lines memorized. My call time on set is usually around 5:30am and after I go through hair and makeup I have a little bit of time to myself. I go to my trailer and have breakfast and work on it some more concentrating now on performance since I have the lines down. If it is a really big scene I will go and bug Jenna or Phyllis to run it with me. Phyllis used to be a casting director and always has great insights. I feel very fortunate to have the type of cast that we do. The show really is a team effort and we help each other out all the time. Once on the set I might run the scene again with my fellow actor that is in that scene with me. For example, Rainn and I have stepped aside from the rest of the group to run lines.
From Charlotte: When was the first time someone recognized you as a celebrity? What did you do, freak out? I would freak out.
Hi there Charlotte! I can't remember the exact moment when I was first recognized but I can tell you at the time that I freaked out! ;) It was the Golden Globes two years ago. Jenna, Rashida and I were all chatting at the fancy after party. We heard this voice say, "Oh my God it's the ladies from The Office!" And it was Ben Affleck!!! He came up and gave us a big bear hug. I guess he and Jennifer are fans of the show. And then he called for Jennifer Garner (his lovely wife) to come over to say hi. My head was spinning. For a little gal from Archer City, TX....that was such a fun Hollywood moment!