Angela Kinsey Dishes on ‘The Office’: Kissing Coworkers and Life After Steve Carrell
“It’s a constant struggle not to crack up while the camera is still rolling!”
-April Daniels Hussar
You may know the pretty, petite blond above as Angela Martin, the official cat lady / breaker-of-Dwight-Shrute’s-heart / sourpuss of the hit show The Office. But in real life, Angela Kinsey (yes, she has the same first name as her two-timing character) is a talented comedic actress and mother (with a great sense of humor) to Isabel, age 2. She’s also a Clairol spokesperson – which makes sense because if there’s one thing both Angelas are good at – it’s being blond! Read on for some insight into the world of two Angelas: working mom vs. official office harpy …
Okay, first off, we have to ask: Does it get confusing that your character has the same name as you? Do you ever suffer identity crises on set?
LOL! Yes it is confusing but mostly for other people. I know I am NOT Angela Martin but it can throw people off when I meet them for the first time.
More to the point: Are you a crazy cat lady in real life?
I have always been a big animal lover and support animal causes and organizations, but I wouldn’t say that I am a “crazy cat lady” in real life. I do have one cat named Otter. He is a total freak and I love him!
Do you ever encounter fans who fear you because they think you’re Angela Martin?
LOL. Yes. I have had people say that they wanted a picture but they didn’t know if I would be friendly or not. Or people say they are surprised to see me smiling and chatty.
Did you model Angela Martin after anyone? A teacher you had, an evil step mom?
My character has [elements of] few people I have known over the years. One in particular was an office manager at a company I temped at. She was obsessed with planning coworkers’ birthdays and the Christmas party. She would constantly clean out the fridge in the break room and leave people snippy notes about food that had gone bad.
Next: What Angela’s grandma thinks …