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Chat LIVE with John Krasinski from THE OFFICE TONIGHT!

October 6, 2009 by  

Jim Halpert and Pam Beesly are getting married on Thursday, and we’ve got the groom-to-be right before his big day.  THE OFFICE’s John Krasinski will be chatting LIVE exclusively on on tonight – Tuesday, October 6th at 8pm est/5pm pst.

UPDATE: Thanks to John for hanging out with us tonight. And thanks to all of YOU that participated in tonight’s chat. Over 850 of you took part with more than 1,100 questions/comments logged in during our hour long chat.

We were only scheduled to chat for 30 minutes, but I got a call half way through saying that John wanted to chat with all of you a bit longer. How cool is that? Clearly you made him feel pretty comfortable.

If you missed the chat, there will hopefully be a next time. But you can always replay the entire chat in the box below. Enjoy!


John has had quite the year. In addition to his role as Jim Halpert on THE OFFICE, John has had a number of film projects keeping him busy. Earlier this year he starred along side Maya Rudolph in “Away We Go“, a heartfelt and poignant film about the journey of two people searching for a place to call home for them and their unborn baby. John was lauded for his performance in a movie which the Associated Press called “honest, humorous and ultimately moving.”

John’s directorial debut, “Brief Interviews with Hideous Men“, which he also wrote and starred in, debuted at Sundance earlier this year and was recently released in select theaters. John also wrapped production on “It’s Complicated” in which he stars along side Meryl Streep, Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin.  The movie is slated to be released later this year. Not bad company to keep.

Needless to say, we are thrilled that John would take the time to chat with us and with YOU!

Use the “Share This” button at the bottom of this post to easily share the information with others.

Remember it’s tonight – Tuesday, October 6th at 8pm EST/5pm PST.

Any questions? I’ll try to answer them in the comments section below.


58 Responses to “Chat LIVE with John Krasinski from THE OFFICE TONIGHT!”

  1. Sara on October 5th, 2009 8:31 pm

    Is there a time limit on this chat? Seems like they’re generally an hour but I guess it depends on how long the actor is willing to give.

  2. Give Me My Remote on October 5th, 2009 8:46 pm

    Sara -I should know more tomorrow. How long he’ll be chatting will be entirely dependent on his schedule.

  3. Nicole on October 5th, 2009 9:25 pm

    Woo! I’ve never been prouder to be a member of Team GMMR!! Nice get, Kath!

  4. Gabrielle on October 5th, 2009 10:03 pm

    Question for John:
    Thank you for for choosing to do the things you do. Your devotion and passion for your characters and projects are a joy and inspiration. What has surprised you the most about your experiences as an actor?

  5. Jana on October 5th, 2009 10:13 pm

    Question for John:
    What about you is LEAST like Jim Halpert?
    What about you is MOST like Jim?

  6. Karen on October 5th, 2009 10:30 pm

    Question for John – 2009 was such a big year for you – with all the great projects – The Office, Away We Go, BIWHM, It’s Complicated…… Can you share any plans you have for 2010 Spring/Summer hiatus? Thanks!

  7. Give Me My Remote on October 5th, 2009 10:45 pm

    I’ll try to get these questions in the mix, but with the logistics as they are, it might be difficult to get in Q’s that aren’t entered during the live chat.

  8. Sara on October 5th, 2009 11:25 pm

    Already ditched out on volleyball. Our game was at 7. Psh, like I’m gonna miss this for some bruises. That’s why we have sub lists right? 🙂 Not so worried about time now.

  9. Jane on October 6th, 2009 5:52 am

    Sorry to submita question for John but it will be the middle of the night in europe so apologies in advance for missing the chat.

    Question for John
    What does bad John do on a off day?

  10. Michele on October 6th, 2009 8:58 am

    I’ll try to be at the computer because WOW, but if I can’t make it you can just send along my undying affection…. ;0)

  11. JennyL on October 6th, 2009 9:41 am

    Wow – congrats Kath – this is huge!! (TWSS!)

  12. Hilary on October 6th, 2009 1:06 pm

    Question for John:
    My dorm is having a party for The Office Wedding. What food should we have on hand. Cookies have yet to be decided.

  13. Teresa on October 6th, 2009 1:51 pm

    This is very exciting! I will definitely be joining in this chat!

  14. Sar on October 6th, 2009 2:34 pm

    Is there going to a transcript afterwards to read the chat just in case some of us are not able to chat tonight?

  15. leezyw on October 6th, 2009 2:43 pm

    can’t believe im gonna miss this, i’m actually heartbroken.
    stupid UK time zone 🙁 🙁
    have fun though and say hey for me someone, please 🙂

  16. Lisa (aka lmr) on October 6th, 2009 2:54 pm

    I am already shaking in anticipation. I have my question ready!

  17. Give Me My Remote on October 6th, 2009 3:05 pm

    I’m glad so many of you are so excited. I am too. Lots of nervous energy today. I just want it to go smoothly so John as well all of YOU have fun.

    SO many people have already RSVP’d. It’s going to be a good amount of people here. Good Governor!

  18. Anna on October 6th, 2009 3:16 pm

    question for John:
    You and Jenna have such GREAT chemistry! Are you good friends in “real life” and are the some of the scenes you have to do together ever ackward??

  19. Emily on October 6th, 2009 3:28 pm

    This is so exciting! My heart soars with the eagles’ nests!

  20. Christine on October 6th, 2009 4:06 pm

    How do you get in the chat room? do you have to register beforehand or anything?

  21. Kristine Tucker on October 6th, 2009 5:00 pm

    Do I need to register on your website or on Coveritlive to join in the chat room? Also, do you happen to know which time zone John will be in while he is chatting? Thank you.

  22. Julia on October 6th, 2009 5:48 pm

    Where do I go to watch this? Is it going to be on this webpage?

  23. Give Me My Remote on October 6th, 2009 6:17 pm

    To answer a few of your questions….

    John will be here around 8pm est/5pm est. The chat will be a moderated chat, meaning that John won’t be able to see the ongoing comments. PLEASE keep comments that aren’t questions to a MINIMUM. It will really help to make the chat go smoother.

    There is nothing to download or register for. When the chat starts you’ll see it in the chat room box right in this post.

    We only have about a half hour, not very long, so PLEASE be sure you ask only your best questions.

    All the questions are going to be related to John’s professional life. Just letting you know 🙂

    Any other questions?

  24. jess1820 on October 6th, 2009 7:19 pm

    sooo awesome that john will be chatting! but where is the chatroom? lol.

  25. savedbythetube on October 6th, 2009 7:30 pm

    why do i feel compelled to fix my hair and makeup for this? 🙂

  26. Give Me My Remote on October 6th, 2009 7:32 pm

    Why do I feel compelled to pop a few Xanax. Based on the number of RSVPs, there’s going to be quite a few people here. I’m excited but at the same time a nervous wreck.

  27. Vidsub on October 6th, 2009 7:42 pm

    Cant wait. I will defintally be here.

  28. Sally on October 6th, 2009 7:44 pm

    After directing Brief Interviews with hideous men, which other book would you love to bring to the big screen?’

  29. Kristen H on October 6th, 2009 7:46 pm

    John, what has been your favorite episode of the office so far?

    and how was filming the wedding episode? (you have no idea how absolutely excited i am for it 🙂

  30. savedbythetube on October 6th, 2009 7:52 pm

    you’ll be great! it will be a giant love fest from all directions. (that’s what she said)

  31. kim on October 6th, 2009 7:55 pm

    question for john!
    hi john! how did you first get interested in david foster wallace and when did you decide to adapt his short story into a film?

  32. Laura from LA on October 6th, 2009 7:56 pm

    Hey John!

    What bands do you currently enjoy listening to?

  33. Jay Beezy on October 6th, 2009 7:58 pm

    I noticed from the promos that Michael and the rest of the office do the wedding aisle dance march from that video where they do it to Forever by Chris Brown. Do you want that for your wedding?

  34. Rae on October 6th, 2009 7:59 pm

    Just a quick thanks to Kath for putting this together and John for being willing to answer our questions!

  35. Adam Thomas on October 6th, 2009 8:00 pm

    Hi, John! You are fantastic as Jim, and you’ve got a lot of fans in Louisville, Kentucky! Since you know the character so well, what would you say his perfect day would involve?

  36. dominique on October 6th, 2009 8:40 pm

    lol , good one savedbythetube!

  37. david on October 6th, 2009 8:42 pm

    john are there any internships to work with you or on the office?

  38. david on October 6th, 2009 8:46 pm

    one more question john!!!!

  39. Erik on October 6th, 2009 8:54 pm

    To steal a line from SB, SHUT UP! That was the most down to earth chat I have ever seen a genuine celebrity participate in. Great questions from everybody, and a well deserved heaping of praise from Mr. Krasinski about Kath to wrap things up! Great job!

  40. Kristine Tucker on October 6th, 2009 8:57 pm

    John, thanks so much for such a great live chat! I loved the Kleenex joke…very funny!

  41. GMMR on October 6th, 2009 8:59 pm

    Whew…done and done!

    Guys, how great is he?

    I hope you all enjoyed the chat. The questions never stopped pouring in during the whole hour. I really tried to keep up with them as best I could. I wanted to get in a good mix of questions about The Office and specifically for John.

    For those of you who expected a more traditional open chat with John, I’m sorry. I hope it was still ok for you. There was just no way I could open up the chat room without it turning into complete chaos.

  42. Amy on October 6th, 2009 9:07 pm

    I just wanted to say that I think JK chose you Kath because the vibe here is so good. I’ve stopped reading everyone else, I just feel like they are either way negative or have weird motives. JK seems to have such class and taste and it shows everytime he speaks, obviously choosing to chat with you is yet another example of what a cool person he is.

  43. Amy on October 6th, 2009 9:15 pm

    AND how what good taste he has!

  44. GMMR on October 6th, 2009 9:21 pm

    A special thanks to,, and MTT for helping to promote our chat.

    I’m glad I was alone during this chat, because if anyone could actually see how my hands were shaking at the beginning it would have been embarrassing. I had visions of my internet connection going out, my site crashing, and only getting comments that said “i love you John” for the full hour.

    You guys came through in a big way. I knew you would.

  45. Jessica on October 6th, 2009 9:24 pm

    Great chat! Great job! And thank to John Krasinski! He is amazing!

  46. janet on October 6th, 2009 9:26 pm

    The chat turned out great! You had a good mix of questions and it was wonderful to not have to deal with all the chatter. Hopefully this will be the first of many you have with John!!
    Good job Kath. To bad it was only an hour, next time (if there is a next time) he needs to set aside a whole evening to chat! LOL

  47. GMMR on October 6th, 2009 9:31 pm

    The chat was only supposed to be 30 minutes. I got a call around 8:15pm saying that John wanted to extend the chat. Again, how great is he. And it’s a testament once again to all of YOU for making him feel so welcome.

  48. sarah on October 6th, 2009 9:47 pm

    john def did not disappoint, he’s just as funny and charming as on the screen! and how gracious of him to take extra questions beyond his promised time. i honestly think he would’ve loved to chat all night with his fans 🙂 thanks to this site for giving us an opportunity to interact with JK!

  49. GMMR on October 6th, 2009 10:11 pm

    WOW, just checked out the stats, and over 850 people participated in tonight’s chat. In total there were 1,119 comments/questions entered.

  50. Denise on October 6th, 2009 10:18 pm

    He’s so wonderful, down to earth and humble. Okay, now I can’t stop with the accolades: he’s extremely funny, and smart, and so very generous to do this. I’ve been a fan since the first airing of Diversity Day and for awhile lived in fear that the show would be canceled because it was just TOO good. John’s a great part of the terrific team that makes it such a quality comedy. It’s wonderful that the show has gone on long enough that we get to see the once star crossed couple getting married. I’m so proud to be an Office fan! Thanks GMMR for hosting this! (And Kath I can’t stop laughing at your fear of getting “I love you John” comments for the entire hour! Goodness, he IS lovable!)

  51. Kate on October 6th, 2009 10:33 pm

    Love him! John is great. I liked his use of exclamation points! (Yes it reminded him of me haha). Anyway, the best part was when he thanked you Kath because you are awesome. This is one of my favorite websites and you do so much for all of us!!! My AIM screen name is even GiveMeMyKate. 😉

  52. Lisa (aka lmr) on October 7th, 2009 6:29 am

    Kath, you were amazing! So professional and smooth. It went beautifully. I can’t believe 850 people were on as it felt like a small intimate gathering – that’s a testament to you, Kath. John was so funny and engaging but we knew that.

    Thanks so much for this, Kath.

  53. Gretchen on October 7th, 2009 7:04 am

    Congratulations, Kath, on a great chat! John was fantastic and so were you!

  54. Emily on October 7th, 2009 9:41 am

    Still wearing the perma-grin from the awesome chat last night. John never disappoints…he is so gracious, charming, and oh so funny! Thanks Kath for setting this up and letting us experience a little JKras goodness. 🙂

  55. Megan on October 7th, 2009 1:26 pm

    Kath, thank you SO much for picking my question for the first question…I literally fell out of my chair when I saw it…thank you thank you, you made my life. As for John, what an incredible guys…every time I see an interview or talk show he’s on I think “how can I possibly love him anymore” and then…he does another interview! He’s so gracious and down-to-earth and I loved everything he said. Thank you for setting this chat up Kath it was wonderful!

  56. Sara V on October 7th, 2009 9:48 pm

    I didn’t submit anything, but I just wanted to let you know that your moderation was great, Kath. And I have to say, when you submitted the “last question” regarding butternut squash, I almost fell out of my chair – I was laughing so hard.

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