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Continued: Brian Baumgartner says goodbye to 'The Office'

  • Article by: NEAL JUSTIN , Star Tribune
  • Last update: May 15, 2013 - 3:21 PM

I vehemently disagree with that analysis this year. This season has really been about Pam and Jim and allowing their story to be told out. If we had ended their story earlier, it would have been too soon.


Q: What was the most emotional part of shooting the final episode?

A: I mean, sure, there were tears on the last couple days on the set, but the most emotional response was during the final table read [by cast members]. I’ll tell you why. It was because none of us had read the script at that point. We were learning what was going to happen just like the audience will.


Q: Where will you be watching the final episode?

A: I’m still contemplating it. I’m supposed to be out of town, but there’s a gathering here in Los Angeles that I may go to. Another part of me feels like our wrap party in Scranton two weeks ago was the best way to say goodbye. Steve came back. It was a lot of fun and very humbling. So, who knows? Maybe I’ll just sit at home and watch it by myself.


Neal Justin • 612-673-7431. Twitter: @nealjustin

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