Monday's premiere of The Giant Mechanical Man at the Tribeca Film Festival in NYC was particularly special for Jenna Fischer and screenwriter husband Lee Kirk.
It was, after all, what brought the two together. "We weren't dating or anything. He was an acquaintance," Fischer, 38, told Us Weekly of Kirk. "I met with him, he pitched me the idea for the film and I loved it. In the process of him writing it and us meeting to go over it and rehearse, we fell in love."
Fischer added: "We always like to say, it was easier to fall in love, get married and have a kid than it was to make an independent movie in Hollywood, because we have a 7-month-old and the movie is just now coming out!" (Filming began in November 2010, eight months before the two wed and 22 months before they became first-time parents.)
Kirk told Us he's "having a lot of fun" raising son Weston with Fischer. "We're both going through the same experience together."
Fischer — who hopes NBC renews The Office for another season — told Us she hopes to find the perfect balance between work and motherhood.
"There was an executive who came out recently and said that she structures her day so she's always home at dinner. I would like to be able to do that," the actress said. "That's a goal of mine, because I think that family meal is a really, really important part of keeping a family connected. As a society, I wish that we would find a way to make that important."
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