Here’s how Ed Helms and Rashida Jones joined ‘The Office’

Here's how Ed Helms and Rashida Jones joined 'The Office'

Season 2 of The Office ended with some serious cliffhangers, and Season 3 kicked things off by introducing two important new characters: Andy Bernard and Karen Filippelli.

On the latest episode of the Office Ladies podcast, former co-stars Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey talked about all the goings on in Season 3, Episode 1, “Gay Witch Hunt.” In addition to chatting with Oscar Nunez about his character development in the Season 3 premiere, Fischer and Kinsey also discussed Jim’s transfer to the Stamford branch and how the hilarious Ed Helms and Rashida Jones got to join their cast.

When Fischer called Helms to hear about his journey to Dunder Mifflin, he explained to her that before the show even started he had auditioned for the role of Jim Halpert. Read more…

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