John Krasinski Talks ‘Emotional’ Office Finale

As the end of “The Office” draws near, John Krasinski said emotions will be running high that last day on set.

While promoting his new film “Promised Land,” John revealed to Access Hollywood that filming the season and series finale of “The Office” will be the most emotional task in his career thus far.

“I was 23 when I got the show and now I’m 33 so that’s a big important decade to be connected to one thing. I’m so honored to be a part of it and I wouldn’t take back one second of it,” John told Access.

John, who plays the handsome salesman Jim Halpert, stuck with the sitcom through all of its nine seasons. The funnyman now recognizes the impact the NBC comedy has had on his life.

“I was a waiter before the show, no one would know my name if it wasn’t for the show and I never would have gotten these opportunities that I’ve had. Aside from the fact that I think it’s one of the best shows ever, to be part of this family and this entity that we have is all great, but the truth is this is an era of my life,” he added.

John also confessed that he is planning on taking home some souvenirs from the set.

“I’m going to be take a lot things from the set, so if you wanna be on ebay…just kidding, imagine I sold it!” John joked. “No, but there’s a lot of things I’m hoping to take from the set. I’m trying to convince everyone to give them to me.”

John, who revealed has a tendency of holding his emotions until the very end, only hopes that he doesn’t become a total wreck on the last day of shooting like he was during Steve Carell’s exit.

“I remember Steve’s last day, the weeks leading up to it people were getting emotional and then the last day of shooting everybody was crying all over the place and I was like, ‘Guys pull it together, it’s going to be fine.’ And then the last shot of the episode was my character is saying goodbye to him and then they call action and just out of nowhere [cries] and just went up and hugged him,” John explained. “So then you have two grown men having an existential crisis on camera and they were like, ‘None of this is on the script,’ so hopefully I plan it a little better than I did then.”

— Ana Ibarra

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