Howdy, Jenna Fans!
So, as you probably know, Sally and I headed to New York City a few weeks back for a little holiday / the premiere of “The Giant Mechanical Man”. It was a supremely awesome trip, and I just had to blog about it. Well, in all honesty, I think it morphed from a simple blog in to a digital novel somewhere around the 4000th word, but, you know…
Anyway! I thought I’d post here as we’ve had a lot of people inquiring about the trip, and meeting Jenna. The blog has as much detail as I could remember, as well as a bunch of personal pictures and other media.
I did a short NYC blog not too long ago, but didn’t get in to much detail on, well, anything! As I had promised a number of people a fully detailed outline of our adventure, I thought it best to try again. It’s taken me a few weeks, but I’ll blame that on grad school and not my own laziness. Although there’s a chance it is a bit of both ; ). Warning: This is going to be long. That’s what she said…
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I had to link back to the source, as the blog is just too long post. Sorry about that! Hope you enjoy reading though! Feel free to comment and/or share.
Jenna Fischer’s TV counterpart Pam Halpert may have come into her own over the seven seasons of The Office, but she’s still not a whole lot like the bubbly, energetic actress Fischer is in real life. At the same time, remember the episode when Pam talked her way into becoming Dunder-Mifflin’s office manager, taking over all the tiny details of the office that no one else remembered to handle? Turns out that’s exactly something FIscher would do– and what she did when she signed on as the producer of her husband Lee Kirk’s film The Giant Mechanical Man.
Sometimes when actors sign on as producers, it’s a glorified title that basically means they helped get the money to make it. But Fischer, who also stars in the film as a shy woman who falls for a street performer (Chris Messina), was doing plenty of the grunt work– filling out paperwork, setting up locations, making sure the bathrooms were clean, and much, much more. She was doing all that on top of tackling a really meaty role, playing her character Janice as a woman whose frustrations and disappointment come across not in big dramatic scenes, but in terrible, deflated silences. The romance she starts with Chris Messina’s Tim is a potential way out– but these are two broken people who have to get out of their won way first.
I talked to Fischer a few weeks ago at the Tribeca Film Festival about her double duty as producer and star of Giant Mechanical Man, how all that work also led to her romance and eventual marriage to director Lee Kirk, and a little about the uncertain fate of The Office, which she says feels a lot less uncertain on her end. The Giant Mechanical Man is currently available on VOD platforms like iTunes and Amazon.
In a portfolio for Italian Vanity Fair and VF.com, Fabrice Dall’Anese photographed some of the best actors and actresses whose films were in the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival, or who were helping jury the final selections, from Susan Sarandon and Emily Blunt to Julie Delpy and Jenna Fischer.
Thanks to Bananas for the link!
We recorded the Q&A at the 04/23 world premiere of The Giant Mechanical Man. Warning: This audio is rough, and the volume changes depending on the speaking/applause levels. Sorry about that! But, we wanted to get something up from tonight before heading to bed!
The Giant Mechanical Man world premiere Q&A