John Krasinski Shares His Daughters’ Hilarious Reactions To Watching ‘The Office’

When John Krasinski stopped by “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” on Thursday, the “Jack Ryan” star revealed that his younger daughters Hazel and Violet assume he works in an precise workplace — reasonably than having launched an precise appearing profession on “The Office.”

“The reason I think that is because I was walking them to school one day, and this guy came up, and he was very nice, he went, ‘John, from ‘The Office’!’” Krasinski instructed Colbert. “I went, ‘Yeah,’ and he said, ‘Oh my God, it’s so good to see you,’ and I said, ‘Thanks,’ and he kept walking.”

Krasinski stated one in every of his youngsters then requested him if he labored with the person, which Krasinski denied. When she requested him why he was mendacity to her, he assured her he wasn’t, just for her to adamantly preserve: “No, he just said he knows you from the office.”

Whereas the Emmy Award-winning NBC present famously launched Krasinski’s profession, he instructed Colbert that his daughters have solely simply began watching the present. His spouse, Emily Blunt, instructed he present them the pilot, at which level issues solely soured additional.

“They were watching the first episode, and my oldest, it turns out she’s a screen talker-atter, so she’s talking to the screen,” Krasinski instructed Colbert. “When Steve [Carell] fired Jenna [Fischer], she goes, ‘What are you doing?’ Then she goes, ‘You’re a horrible person.’”

Krasinski stated he joked: “You should meet Steve Carell.”

“My 6-year-old kept asking, ‘Is that you?’” Krasinski added. “And she says, ‘You look very different.’ I was like, ‘I’ll try not to take that as a hurtful thing,’ but sure, I say, ‘No, that’s me, I was just playing a character,’ and she went, ‘Pfff, that’s not you…That guy looks a lot like you, though!’”

“The Office” aired for 9 seasons from 2005 to 2013 earlier than Krasinski went on to turn into an motion star with roles within the “Jack Ryan” sequence and Michael Bay’s “13 Hours.” He delved into directing with 2018’s Oscar-nominated “A Quiet Place,” by which he co-starred along with his spouse.

“I think my kids thought she had married me out of charity,” Krasinski instructed Colbert. “Like, ‘You’re so nice to marry an accountant.’ Because they don’t know what I do.”

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