Remember when Angela of The Office was just a meek accountant? How times have changed! After we quoted her character's immortal line, "I will respect the results of the duel," Angela Kinsey herself told us, "Angela's sort of prim and proper in her sluttiness. She's now the office mattress." But wait, what does Angela do now that she's single again? Could she sleep with someone else, like, oh...Jim?!
The Office's Super Bowl Sunday spectacular is just six short days away, and to celebrate we've got exclusive scoop from the stars of the show. They tell us what to expect after the game and dish on Ryan's whereabouts, Michael's new boss and, of course, Angela's next office conquest!
Ellie in Portland, Ore.: What's going to happen with Angela now that Andy and Dwight have both dumped her?
According to the lovely Angela herself, "I think she goes out and buys some animals. I see a lot of cats in her future. Sprinkles the Second. What else is left for her in the office? Like, is she going to go after Jim? Can you imagine? There's Jam fans around the world right now going, 'Nooooo. Don't you dare!' " Hee.
Jackson in College Park, Md.: So Rainn Wilson thinks Dwight and Andy should become buddies now. Any word on Ed Helms' thoughts?
Not surprisingly, Ed Helms shares the exact same feelings that Rainn Wilson talked about on this week's Watch with Kristin Show. Ed says, "We just sort of blew up in the last episode, and it kind of resolved a lot of things. What was really neat was that Dwight and Andy forged a little bit of a connection over both getting screwed over by Angela. I kind of think it'd be funny if we became pals." I smell a banjo-playing, beet-farming bromance in the works!
Harriet in Santa Barbara, Calif.: What is Idris Elba going to do on The Office?
Now that Jan (Melora Hardin) and Ryan (B.J. Novak) have both been fired, new castmember Idris Elba enters just in time to steal the coveted position from Michael. Writer-producer-actor Paul Leiberstein (Toby Flenderson) tells me, "We have a great arc in the spring where Idris comes in, and he's been promoted into Jan's old job over Michael, and Michael expected to get it himself...He doesn't handle it well." Elba hangs around for six episodes beginning in March. "There's quite a lot of tension with a presence that imposing and a guy like Michael Scott who just can't keep it together." As if Michael hadn't been through enough this season!
Anna in Addison, Texas: Will we ever actually see the documentary they're making at Dunder Mifflin?
Not likely. Paul Lieberstein says, "Just a small amount of fame from a reality show is just a game-changer, completely. I think we'd be in a completely new series, and I think we're not ready to give up this one." So is there a chance we could see it in the final season? "We've talked about it, but I don't know if it's going to be the most satisfying way to see Michael Scott (Steve Carell) grow as a person, to see him become a horrible ex-reality star," adds Lieberstein.
Lizzette in Logan, Utah: Is Ryan on The Office back from getting his drugs in Asia, or will he be MIA for the rest of the season?
According to B.J. Novak, the whereabouts of Ryan are still unknown, but "he says he's in Thailand." That suggests he's still shacked up in Phuket, surrounded by hookers and opium, Chuck Bass-style, but there's no telling. According to B.J., "We'll find out this spring when he comes back." Mark your calendars!
Veronica in Dorchester, Mass.: Can you tell us anything about The Office's Super Bowl episode?
I asked B.J. Novak about the Super Bowl ep, and he tells me, "We shot it, we locked it, it's ready to go, and it's awesome. After this airs, people are going to refer to the Super Bowl as the Pre-Office Football Spectacular." What was B.J.'s favorite part? "Well, it starts on a really high note and doesn't let up." Yay! And Angela Kinsey says, "We go up against the Puppy Bowl and maybe Victoria's Secret, and we're just a bunch of normal-looking people in an office, but then we've got some big ol' movie stars." Yay for secret weapons Jessica Alba and Jack Black!
Want more goodies? We have three (count 'em, three!), fabulous sneak peeks of the Office football spectacular "Stress Relief" ep. Check out the description and videos below...
After Dwight's (Rainn Wilson) fire safety seminar goes awry, he must make amends to the stressed-out office. Michael (Golden Globe winner Steve Carell) tries a number of ways to get his employees to relax before discovering that he is the No. 1 stressor at work. So that people won't feel afraid of him, he insists on a no-holds-barred roast of himself. Also, while watching a pirated movie, Andy (Ed Helms) is convinced that Jim (John Krasinski) and Pam (Jenna Fischer) are film gurus.
The Office's next episode airs Sunday, Feb. 1 after Super Bowl XLIII.
—Additional reporting by Jennifer Godwin, Natalie Abrams and Megan Masters