I’ve been really into The Office this season, particularly since the hilarious post-Superbowl fire episode, because the writers have been changing things up big time. So, it was fun to talk this week to actor John Krasinski, whose character – the always-cool Jim Halpert — had to deal with so many of those changes. “Speaking personally,” Krasinski says, “I think these most recent episodes – other than the incredibly romantic stuff they’ve written for me with Pam – are the best stuff they’ve ever written for the character. I love seeing Jim in a tight spot and sort of not being the cool guy.”
In fact, Krasinski, 29, says this season is one of the best. “I usually get the feedback that Season 2 was our best season because we found our footing,” Krasinski says. “But, honestly, I think this is the best season since Season 2.”
Krasinski has a summer movie directed by Sam Mendes called Away We Go and he's signed for another movie that stars Meryl Streep, Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin. Both are directed by people Krasinski worked with previously, if only in small roles, which speaks to his professionalism. It's clear Krasinski is on his way to a big career but he's not quitting his day job. "I owe everything to The Office," he says, acknowledging that working with his Office mates AND people like Mendes and Streep is "surreal. They're all the best at what they do, they are the apex, they're the thing to shoot for. To work with them consistently is insane."