Jenna Fischer sparked headlines last week, when she told Watch What Happens Live's Andy Cohen that she and former co-star John Krasinski were "genuinely in love" as their characters Pam and Jim during The Office years. "John and I have real chemistry," Jenna said in the clip above. "There's, like, a real part of me that's Pam and a real part of him that's Jim, and those parts of us were genuinely in love with one another. But in real life, we aren't totally Pam and totally Jim, so in real life we're not, like, the perfect match," she said. "It's a really complicated thing, but he was like a type of spouse that I had for a long time. He was my partner. We will always be close because of it." Her comments immediately sent shippers back to their fan fiction for some crucial updating but now John is providing his own take on the situation.
"I think that was wildly misquoted or taken out of context," Krasinski said during an interview with The Daily Beast, via Us Weekly. "I'm sure she was trying to say something nice about how genuine the acting relationship was, of bringing a relationship that became that popular onscreen — and I think we both feel it's such an honor to be a part of that relationship. As far as how she was quoted about saying we were 'genuinely in love,' I think that was taken wildly out of context and I feel bad for her." For the record, Jenna did seem to be referring to the way the pair were with one another once they were in character, not, like, actually IRL. Speaking of IRL, Jenna married writer and director Lee Kirk in 2010, and John married actress Emily Blunt that same year. On Tuesday, it was reported that John and Emily are expectng their second child together. Still, his effort to clarify Jenna's comments seems to have crushed any hope Office superfans may have had.
See what else Jenna had to say about the rest of her The Office co-stars on WWHL, below.