Her counterpart in the original UK series of The Office is Dawn Tinsley.Her character is initially the receptionist at the paper distribution company Dunder Mifflin, before becoming a saleswoman and eventually office administrator until her termination in the series finale.
Pamela Morgan Halpert (née Beesly; born March 25, 1979) is a fictional character on the U. television sitcom The Office, played by Jenna Fischer."Don't make yourself all pretty, and dare to bore me with your audition. Dare to bore me." Heeding the advice, Fischer said little during the auditions, during which she was interviewed in character by show producers, in an improvisational format, to imitate the show's documentary premise."My take on the character of Pam was that she didn't have any media training, so she didn't know how to be a good interview.Now, though, Krasinski has stepped forward to clear some things up.I think that was wildly misquoted or taken out of context.Her character is shy, growing assertive but amiable, and artistically inclined, and shares romantic interest with Jim Halpert, whom she begins dating in the fourth season and marries and starts a family with as the series continues.
The character was originally created to be very similar to the British counterpart, Dawn Tinsley.
Even minute details, such as how Pam wore her hair each day, were considered by executive producer, Greg Daniels.
"When I went in for The Office, the casting director said to me, 'Please look normal'," recalls Jenna Fischer.
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.
John Krasinski spoke with The Daily Beast about the last week’s kerfuffle, and immediately squashed the hopes and dreams heaped on the actors by eight long years of fandom.