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Episode Synopsis: The staffers pair up as faux couples to score a Valentine’s Day discount at a mall. Elsewhere, Erin tells Pete that she’ll break up with Andy when he returns, yet Pete has his doubts. Also: Jim and Pam socialize with the documentary’s soundman. Original Air Date: Feb 7, 2013[TV Guide]
Will the staff be successful in posing as false couples to achieve discounts?Are there any restrictions on the quantity or types of products which can be purchased for the discount to be eligible and how would this create conflict between the pretend couples? Will Erin actually break up with Andy?How would Andy respond to Erin’s decision? Why does Pete have his reservations about Erin’s ability to carry out the plan? Share your responses, thoughts and predictions in the comments section.
Jake Lacy has been leading an emerging career within the North American entertainment industry through his work as an actor .Having graduated from the North Carolina school of the arts in 2008 Lacy went in production with the Hartford Stage’s production of “A Midsummer Night’s Summer Dream”.
In addition to performing in other theatre productions, Jake Lacy later starred in several episodes of the popular series Better With You in which he stared as the character of Cassey and also later appearing as Jimmy Goodwin the Goodwin Games.
However, more recently he has been in the current ninth and final season of NBC’S hit sitcom, The Office as the new customer service representative ,Pete. With the character being new to the show and The Office quickly progressing through its final season on the air, all thought it was a time to touch base with the actor for an interview. Particularly, we discuss the initial process and experience involved in being appointed to the role of Pete, his perspective on having been a long-time fan of the show and actually working on it as well as other aspects related to how he portrays the character of Pete.
The actor also talks about his reaction to the show ending this year, the mood and atmosphere on the set. He also delves into some of his insights on the ninth season by discussing his storyline this season in terms of his developing relationship with the character of Erin as well as the challenges which his character faces being one of the new employees at the Scranton branch.
Read through the complete interview below.
Abbas Karimjee.Lets discuss your initial appointment to the role of Pete.Were you contacted for the role or did you audition? Could you please walk us through this initial process?
Jake Lacy:I auditioned for the role in NY and then flew to LA to test for it. I was out-of-town when I first heard about a new role on The Office.I came back later in the week and auditioned with the casting folks in NY and the people in LA liked it so they flew me out the following week. Then I flew back east and waited. I got the call that Friday night. I packed my bag, flew to LA that Sunday and started filming Monday morning! It was crazy.
AK:Given that you have been a fan of the show, could you please share your reaction when you discovered that you landed the role?
JL:Oh, I was ecstatic! The show had been a favorite of mine from the very beginning and getting the opportunity to be a part of it was a dream come true.I’m just a big, big fan of the show and can’t believe I’ve been fortunate enough to be a part of it!
AK:How has being a fan of The Office, influenced your day to day experience of working on the show?
JL: I think being such a fan of the show was helpful. As a viewer I understood what makes this show unique and the challenge has been figuring out what that means as an actor. The tone of this show is very specific and it took a few weeks for me to find that balance being doing too much and doing too little.
AK :What was your reaction when you discovered that this would be the final season of The Office, both from your perspective as an actor on the show as well as a long-time fan of the show?
JL: The cast found out pretty early on in filming that this would be the last season. I was still riding the high of being on the show so it really didn’t affect me. Maybe as a fan I’m sad to see The Office come to an end. It still seems so far away. Those decisions are so far out of my control that I try not to get bent out of shape about them. I’m just grateful to have this incredible job for a year.
AK:With many of the cast and crew having worked on the show through out entire nine season run, what is the atmosphere on the set like considering that the show is now in its final season?
JL:Everyone has been very welcoming. The cast has been very warm and kind to a complete stranger setting up shop for a year. We still have another half dozen episodes to shoot so people are still focused on work. I think in the final few weeks emotions may start to run high but right now everyone is very focused on this week’s episode.
AK:How have you related to Pete?
JL:I’m not sure how to answer this question.All I can say is, bottom line, I’m rooting for Pete.
AK:The character of Pete has been quite similar to the character of Jim, in terms of his personality, his life goals as well as in his desire to win the affection of The Office’s receptionist! Given these circumstances, to what extent has John Kraininski’s portrayal of Jim Halpert influenced the way in which you portray the character of Pete? Also,are there any ways in which you think the two are notably different?.
JL:Well, there’s no denying that their circumstances are similar. I think Pete is a little bit of an underdog. Not only is receptionist dating the boss but Pete’s also the new guy at work. There’s an added element of learning the ropes and not wanting to rustle any feathers. I think the similarities and differences may become clearer as the season progresses.
AK:Pete expresses a romantic interest towards the receptionist at the Scranton Branch ,Erin as seen from how he has been flirting with her at the reception and through other comments. What are your thoughts on the suitability of the two as a couple? What do you think is drawing Pete to Erin?
JL:I don’t know if Pete and Erin are right for each other. I just know they have a good time together. Could they become something? Absolutely. Could they wind up really good friends? Definitely. I wish I knew where they were headed but the writers keep things pretty secretive. We don’t find out until we read the script for that week. As far as what draw Pete to Erin: she’s awesome! She’s goofy and pretty and charming. I think Pete’s working at a new job, doesn’t know anybody and finds some kind of connection with Erin.
AK:Although Pete has a romantic interest toward Erin, she is currently involved in a relationship with Andy, who is regional manager.Given these circumstances, what are you able to tell us about the types challenges lay in store for Pete ?Do you have any other thoughts on this storyline?
JL:Andy is off on the family yacht to save the Bernard’s from complete financial collapse. That buys Pete a little time to figure out how he feels about Erin and what he’s going to do. The one thing I can say about Pete is that he’s always interested in trying to doing the right thing. He would rather wait until the time is right than push something. Now, I don’t know how the Pete/Erin story unfolds but I hope the character stays true to those characteristics. That’s one of my favorite aspects of Pete. He’s a stand up guy. I think that counts for something.
AK:What is your favorite episode of the current season? Why?
JL:Selfishly, I would say the episode when we built the tower out of complaint cards. That was the first episode where I got to drive a story. It was awesome! Shooting “Work Bus” was a blast, though.It was a crazy week and many of my best memories of the year were shooting that episode.That was the first time I felt like a real part of the cast. Yeah, let’s go with Work Bus. For the good times.
AK: Is there anything else you would you like to say about what might be in store for Pete in his role as a customer service representative?
JL:Pete and Clark buy a horse-breeding company from Clark’s dying uncle and move to Kentucky for an episode. That was fun to shoot. No, that story’s not true. I think I’ll just let people tune in and see what happens.
AK:What advice do you have for today’s youth who are aspiring to pursue a career in acting?
JL:Be real gentle with your dream. Stick with people who believe in you. Learn how to be honest with yourself. Do what your gut tells you. Work really hard. I needed, and still need, people to tell me those things and show me how to do them. Those things are important.
AK:Are there any favorite memories from your work experiences so far which you would like to share, either on screen or off screen?
JL:I got one small improvised moment into an episode. That was huge. The writer’s are so talented and work so hard that it’s rare for an imporov-ed line to make it to air.I was excited by that.
AK:What message do you have for fans of The Office as the show draws to a close this season?
JL:I’m a fan, too.I know what you’re going through.Please keep watching. Hold my hand and we’ll get through this together.
Oscar Nunez is no stranger within the North American entertainment industry. The actor first launched his career in comedy through his involvement as an alumni of the Los Angeles Improv group Groundlings in the mid 1990′s. Afterwards, the actor’s prominence has led him to portray roles on various hit series including 24 and Bob’s Burger as well recent hit films such as The Proposal.
Moreover, for the past nine years Oscar has been portraying the role of the gay accountant, Oscar Martinez on NBC’S hit sitcom,The Office.With The Office drawing to an end this year and the character of Oscar having a prominent role in terms of his affair with Angela’s husband,Senator Robert Lipton[ Jack Coleman]it seemed like a suitable time to interview the actor.
My interview with the actor covers his response to the show ending this season, what might be in store for Oscar after Angela discovered his affair , what he will miss most about working on the show and much more.
To listen to the interview,please click on the link below.
Take a look through the promotions for tonight’s episode of The Office entitled The Whale which shall air @ 9:00pm eastern standard time on NBC.
Dwight faces his greatest professional shortcoming—selling to women. As a result, the lady staffers step up to give him advice so he can successfully sell to an important female client. Meanwhile, Angela suspects her paramour is cheating; Andy uses technology to connect with the others from his boat; and Toby tries to convince the men to grow mustaches. [ TV Guide]
How effective will the training be for Dwight and which of his female colleagues will aid him? What exactly prompts Angela to think that the senator cheating and how will Oscar behave given how he is the one who is involved in the affair?Will Angela discover or at least begin to suspect that Oscar might be involved,particularly given his strange behaviour around the senator which we saw in last week’s episode? What will be involved in Andy’s conversations and will he feel that his relationship with Erin is somewhat strain , given how she was offended by the fact that he did not invite her to join him on his boating expedition? How will things progress in the office,given that he is regional manager of the branch and is away?How will Toby’s efforts to convince the males to grow mustaches as apart of Movember turn out?What circumstances will prompt Jan Levinston to return[ see trailers below] and how will be she embraced given her well-known troubled mental state?
Take a look through the promotions for this week’s episode of The Office entitled The Boat which shall debut next week on Thursday November 8 @ 9:00pm eastern/ central on NBC[ USA] and Global[ Canada]
Money problems plague Andy’s family.Meanwhile,Dwight guests on a local radio show, so the staffers harass him with outrageous phone calls; and Kevin unearths a big secret about Oscar[ NBC]
Why is Dwight guest starring on a local radio show?How will he recognize and respond to the harassment from his coworker?. How will Kevin respond to Oscars’ affair with Senator.Will he be willing and able to keep the secret? What will Oscar do when he discovers that Kevin has uncovered the secret?Share your predictions and response to the trailer below in the comments section.
Take a look through the official promotions of tonight’s new episode of NBC’S The Office which shall air at 9:00pm eastern time.
It’s Halloween in the office, and the trick’s on Andy when his college music group arrives to perform, leading to a confrontation with his frenemy, Broccoli Rob (Stephen Colbert). Elsewhere, Dwight suspects a psycho is running rampant in the office, and Jim and Pam clash over Jim’s new job[TV Guide]
What evidence does Dwight find that supports his claim? Who is suspected? How will Pam and Jim reconcile?
Take a look at the promotional features for this week’s episode of The Office entitled Work Bus which shall air on Thursday, October 18 2012 @ 9:00pm eastern time on NBC [USA]and Global[ Canada]
The staffers hit the road in a rented bus when the building is deemed unsafe. Meanwhile, Nellie reaches out to Andy for help in adopting a baby, and Jim uses pie to spread cheer to Pam.[ TV Guide]
How will the workers respond to the change in work environment on the bus and what tensions might arise from everyone being in even closer quarters? Why would Nellie reach out to Andy for assistance, given the two’s strained relationship since Andy has returned from his retreat?What will Andy’s reaction to Nellie’s request be? Will he try to jeopardize her attempts? What are your thoughts on Nellie even being a suitable candidate for adopting a baby?
Will Jim and Pam work through the challenges which their relationship faces as a result of Jim keeping his project a secret? Will Jim’s pie work?
Indeed, Andy’s family will continue to be involved in the current ninth and final season of NBC’S The Office .Particularly, viewers will once again have the opportunity to see actor, Josh Groban reprise as Andy’s younger brother ,Walter Junior reports TV Guide!
When we last saw Walter in season 8 during Andy’s garden party on Schrute Farms , it was apparent that he was the favorite child of the Bernard household . However, Walter may now not be viewed with such high regard as according to the report Walter shall return in a druken state.The episode in which Walter will reappear in shall debut on November 1.
Groban has been busy since he last starred on The Office having appeared on. the hit comedy film, Crazy Stupid Love which stars Steve Carrell as well as having guest starred on Glee.Groban has also been busy with his evolving music career.
How exactly did Walter end up in such a state within the mere span of a year?How will Andy respond to his brother who is in such a desperate state? How will Walter Jr ‘s mishaps affect Andy’s interaction with his parents, whom he has previously been unsuccessful in achieving favouritism with? Are you excited for Groban to reappear? Share your comments, predictions and speculations below!
Take a look through the official synopsis and promo for this week’s episode of The Office entitled Andy’s Ancestry below!Be sure to tune in for the episode on Thursday, October 4 @ 9.00pm eastern standard time on NBC.
Andy flaunts his genealogy when he discovers he’s related to Michelle Obama. Meanwhile, Darryl struggles in his new post; Dwight teaches Erin a new language to wow her boyfriend’s family; and Nellie tries to persuade Pam that Jim’s having an affair.
How will Darryl attempt to cope with the difficulties of his new post and will he be successful in the end ?How will Nellie’s suggestions impact Pam’s faith in Jim and therefore her behaviour towards him?How will she respond when she discovers that the actual secret is that Jim pursued a business opportunity without consulting her? How will Erin acquaint with Andy’s educated and over achieving family? Share your speculations and predictions in the comments section, below.