“I think that was wildly misquoted or taken out of context,” Krasinski, 36, said during a new interview with The Daily Beast. “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.”
As previously reported, Fischer, 41, opened up about their time together on The Office during an appearance on Watch What Happens Live on Wednesday, January 20.
“John and I have real chemistry,” she told a WWHL caller at the time. “There’s a real part of me that is Pam and a real part of him that’s Jim, and those parts of us were genuinely in love with one another. In real life, we aren’t totally Pam and totally Jim. So in real life we’re not, like, the perfect match.”
Krasinski is married to British actress Emily Blunt in real life. Us Weekly exclusively revealed on Tuesday that they are expecting their second child together. (Earlier this month, he said that she’s “certainly” out of his league.) Fischer, meanwhile, welcomed her second child with husband Lee Kirk in June 2014.
The Office ran for nine seasons from 2005 to 2013. In May 2013, Krasinski, Fischer and their former costars mingled with thousands of fans at The Office’s wrap party in Scranton, Pennsylvania. The city served as the setting for the NBC comedy’s fictional Dunder Mifflin Paper Company.
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