John Krasinski Messed Up This Scene on ‘The Office’: Why They Kept His Mistake in the Episode

John Krasinski as Jim Halpert on 'The Office

Eagle-eyed fans of The Office thought they spied a mistake John Krasinski made in one season 4 episode of the series and his co-stars confirmed it’s true. Find out why the mistake was kept in the episode rather than using another take.

John Krasinski as Jim Halpert on ‘The Office’ | Mitchell Haaseth/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty ImagesJohn Krasinski made this mistake in 1 scene

During The Office season 4 episode “Launch Party,” Meredith returns to work after a hospital stay for a cracked pelvis she suffered after Michael hit her with his car. After thanking Jim for coming to visit her in the hospital, she asks him to sign her cast, lifting up her dress to reveal it.

He is definitely uncomfortable with the request, as she asks him, “can you write where I can read it?,” but sweetly goes along with it.

There was just one problem that fans noticed about the scene — when the actor signed Meredith’s cast, he signed his real name and not ‘Jim Halpert.’

During the Jan. 13 Office Ladies podcast, hosts Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey confirmed that Krasinski did, in fact, make this mistake.

“So Meredith kinda is like being flirty with Jim,” Kinsey said as she set up the scene. “She’s like, hey, thanks for visiting me at the hospital. And he’s like, well, we all came to see you … And then she wants him to sign her cast and she pulls up her skirt and leans her pelvis into him. And Jim was like, ‘OK.’”

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Kate Flannery gave some behind-the-scenes scoop

During the podcast, the hosts got answers to fan questions about the scene from Kate Flannery, who played Meredith. She confirmed that there was more than one cast made for the episode. “Yes, I actually had to come in especially and we did about eight casts,” she explained. “I literally had to lie down on my back wearing a pair of tighty whities over my clothes. And then they did these cast strips that they got wet with, like plaster of Paris and they built the front of it.”

Flannery went on to share Krasinski’s mistake, as fans asked, “Did John Krasinski sign his real name on this cast?” Yes, yes he did. “I do remember doing multiple takes, although we did get it

Source:: Showbiz Cheat Sheet

      

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