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Jenna Fischer's Paparazzi Encounter

Jenna Fischer's Paparazzi Encounter

The Office star Jenna Fischer, aka Pam Beesley, just blogged about “finally” being stalked by paparazzi. Here’s how it went down:

My sister Emily came in town for Presidents Weekend. We like to do a “Sisters Only” weekend once a year. We had a great time. We got tea with [pregnant costar Angela Kinsey]. We got manicures and pedicures. We made dinner with my friend Jennifer (writer of the famous Project Runway blog) and played “I Love the 80s”…which is a great game.

ANYWAY, my sister and I were at Bristol Farms grocery store in Beverly Hills. (This is not my usual store. It just happened to be on our way.) The store was really crowded and I was getting grouchy. Lots of congestion and carts and people stopping in the middle of the aisle…you know how it goes.

After we check out, I load up my arms with bags so we don’t have to deal with the cart. I’m dying to get out of the store because I’m starting to get a cold and I’m getting crabbier by the minute. I walk outside and a photographer pops up from behind some cars and points this HUGE camera in my direction.

My first thought was “Whoa! There must be a really famous person shopping here!” I turned around to see who it was. That’s when I realized the famous person was me. I freaked out. My instinct was to duck and run. I look over my shoulder and my sister is stuck behind 4 people. She’s decided to put the cart away…so I give her a look like, “Ditch the cart! Hurry up!” She’s all confused thinking, “Why is my sister running and why does she hate this cart so much?”

I’m half hiding behind a pillar and feeling pretty stupid at this point. The bags are heavy and I’m annoyed that I don’t have the cart. I’m thinking two things, “Hurry up Emily we have to get out of here before they photograph us!” and “Hurry up Emily! You have to stand next to me because it would be so cool if you are in my first paparazzi moment!” My sister finds me and says, “Why are you slouching behind a pillar and why didn’t you want me to put the cart away?” I tell her what happened. But now I can’t see the photographer and I look like a total idiot. I’m embarrassed and fairly certain he WAS waiting for someone else.

We walk to the car and sure enough he comes running up out of nowhere, sprints ahead of us and takes a bunch of photos as we load the car. It was crazy. We didn’t know what to do. So I started smiling. And then my sister started smiling. Like, big stupid smiles. Because that’s what you do when you load groceries in your trunk right? You smile! Because loading groceries is SO FUN! YAY! Look at how much we LOVE to load groceries everyone!

We get in the car and she immediately tries to call her husband. He’s not there. We try calling my parents…no answer. Emily says we should have told the photographer she was my sister because now if she is in a magazine it will say “Jenna Fischer and Friend”. I tell her I’m not sure how that works.

There you have it! Now I hope it never happens again.

We start back to work on The Office the week of March 3rd. We are doing 6 episodes. The sixth will be an hour long finale. Our first episode back is The Dinner Party. Michael and Jan throw a dinner party for a few of the Dunder-Mifflin couples. It’s HILARIOUS. We had just started filming when we got shut down. I don’t know anything else from there. I’ll be curious to see how the writers condense the stories with only 6 episodes left this season.
Pictured is Jenna doing a reenactment of the smiley car loading moment and her sister being disappointed that they couldn’t find anyone to call.

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  • zanessa110

    encouter or encounter?

  • salifjdsa

    first !

  • Katie N

    This is a great blog. Finally some self-deprecating humor!!! Must be a talented woman.

  • gossip

    i love jenna fischer. that was by far the funniest thing i’ve read in a while.

  • okay

    after reading this, how can you not love jenna fischer?

  • hr

    hahaha too cute.

  • judge judy

    read a fvcking book dumb as s.

  • judge judy

    read a fvcking book dumb as s.

  • sdfBaby

    I heart Jenna Fischer!

  • Office fan

    #7 & #8 are obviously the same ignorant person. That said, What a funny story. I LOVE The Office! It’s one of the best shows on t.v……………………IMO. Jenna is terrific on it, and she seems like somebody that is so fun to hang around.

  • eRICKA

    lmao that was hilarious…she’s funny. I love watching her on Jay Leno or other talk shows…she’s funny.

  • You/Me

    I don’t watch The Ofiice and don’t really know who Jenna Fischer is but THAT was hilarious. It won’t make me watch The Office but if I ever hear of her in a big screen comedy I will probably watch it. Too funny,lol.

  • sfw

    What a dumb cnt. She is only photographed once and hopes “it doesn’t happen again”?!?!
    Change jobs then, inbred moron. She ain’t even hot. She fits Pam perfectly because she looks like the average pudgy secretary going nowhere

  • Nicole

    Jenna could not be more adoreable. She’s so down to earth, warm and sweet! AH love her.

  • abby

    That’s funny. Now we know where celebrities go when they want to be photographed grocery shopping. Not Jenna but the starlets who crave publicity.

  • bataglio

    she thinks this warrants writing a whole, in-minute-detail page about, but ‘hopes it’ll never happen again!’ slip’s showing, m’am.

  • awesome possum

    She is awesome! I am an actor here in LA and I have heard nothing but amazing things about Jenna.

    A cute girl with a kick ass sense of humor on life…what more can we ask for?

    I wish her all the success in the world…you go, Pamster!

  • Katie

    Adorable! I love Jenna Fischer!

  • Annie

    sfw, you’re the “dumb cnt.” jenna fischer is gorgeous, smart, and one of the few hollywood stars young girls can look up to. go f*** lindsay or brittany, since dirty whores seem to be more your taste.

  • Kat

    That’s really funny! I like her sense of humor…and I love the office, too :) Can’t wait to see jim and pam again!

  • Office fan

    Okay, lol…..I am not stupid. The original #7 mesage (which was very crude)was deleted. So the duplicate messages #8 & #9 fell into the #7 & #8 spot. Just for anybody who might read it and think “well, of course they are the same person you moron, they are duplicate messages.” :-) ***not that anyone probably cares, but I felt I had to explain myself after noticing that, lol***

  • Camilla

    Ugh, so boring. And you know she totally craves the attention and wants to feel important. She has blogged about expecting (and wanting) to get noticed by fans at airports and how the paps ignored her countless times before. I can’t stand her whole “I’m just like you” schtick in general, like always reminding everyone she’s “off to Target” Just say “the store”. What do you want, a medal? And in her $100K+ Mercedes I see. Personally I love Hollywood types who own their extravagant lifestyles and stop pretending to be ‘normal’.


    She is beautiful. I love her. I saw her p rofile on “W e a l t h y R o m a n c” yesterday. Seems she is really alone.

  • hottie

    She is my favorite I love her. I saw her p rofile on “W e a l t h y R o m a n c” yesterday. What is she looking for on that site.


    She is beautiful. I love her. I saw her on “W e a l t h y R o m a n c” yesterday. Seems she is really alone.

  • sfw

    Annie, my favorites are mostly Penny Cruz and Natalie Portman. They are actresses, they are good at it and have better things to do than complain about their fame and success.. Lindsay and “Brittany” are just as dumb as Fisher. It’s just that Fisher couldn’t get as much tail as Lohan

  • Megany

    Okay so your pretending you like real actresses. You sure delved deep. Natalie portman?!!? yes she’s fine, but jenna fischer is a better actress by far. ALL the people in hollywood complain about that stuff. ‘penny’ cruz and Natalie portman are no better. And come on, your just mean. “couldn’t get as much tail as lohan”. Is it your hobby to bash people you don’t know? Have you seen the office? Idk, i love jenna fischer.