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Emily Blunt Says “Office” Fans 'Yell Out' When They Spot Her with Husband John Krasinski Because She’s Not Pam

Despite the fan reaction, Blunt called Jenna Fischer —who played Pam on the NBC workplace comedy — "one of our dearest friends"

<p>Frazer Harrison/BAFTA LA/Getty; Mitchell Haaseth/NBC/Everett</p> John Krasinski and Emily Blunt (left) and Jenna Fischer as Pam on

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John Krasinski and Emily Blunt (left) and Jenna Fischer as Pam on 'The Office'

The Office may have ended more than a decade ago but that doesn’t mean fans of the NBC comedy are over the relationship between Jim (John Krasinski) and Pam (Jenna Fischer).

On the latest episode of Variety's Awards Circuit podcast, Krasinski’s wife Emily Blunt admitted fans aren’t always happy to see her out with her husband of 13 years.

"Do you know how many people still yell out, 'I wish you were with Pam!' like when I'm walking next to him?" Blunt, 40, shared. "'Where's Pam?' I'm like, 'She's not here!'"

When asked if she had met Fischer, she responded, "She's the best. She's one of our dearest friends. We love Jenna."

Danny Feld/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Jim and Pam on 'The Office'
Danny Feld/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Jim and Pam on 'The Office'

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Back in 2020, Fischer, 49, admitted that she has a hard time explaining to fans that she and Krasinski, 44, are just former on-screen lovers on the An Oral History of The Office.

"People don't know how John and I are not a couple in real life," Fischer told host Brian Baumgartner, who played Kevin Malone on the series, at the time. "They don't understand it."

Throughout the nine seasons of The Office, Jim and Pam flirted, dated, broke up, made up, got married, had two children and ultimately moved from Scranton to Austin, Texas.

"I don't know how to explain it, because it's a little bit like telling kids there's no Santa," she added.

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Fischer explained that she feels like she has to "justify" why she and Krasinski aren't "actually in love."

Krasinski has been married to Blunt since 2010 while Fischer tied the knot to writer and director Lee Kirk the same year. She was previously married to James Gunn from 2000 to 2008.

The actress previously discussed her on-screen chemistry with Krasinski on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen.

"Oh, John and I have real chemistry," she shared. "There's like a real part of me that is Pam and a real part of him that's Jim, and those parts of us were genuinely in love with one another."

Pam and Jim on 'The Office'
Pam and Jim on 'The Office'

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However, Krasinski clarified that his former costar’s words were misconstrued.

“I think that was wildly misquoted or taken out of context,” Krasinski told The Daily Beast at the time.

“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.”

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