John Krasinski on auditioning for ‘The Office’ and meeting Jenna Fischer for the first time

“The Office” wouldn’t be what it is without Jim and Pam’s relationship. Fifteen years ago, we met Jim Halbert (played by John Krasinski) and Pam Beesly (portrayed by Jenna Fischer). Fans of the series have followed the pair’s office friendship that blossomed into romance. Their on-screen chemistry is undeniable and Krasinksi tells Yahoo Entertainment the first time he saw Fischer he just knew. “I saw all these Pams come into a room,” he recalls. “As soon as she came in I said, ‘She’s got the part.’”

Krasinski didn’t get to audition with Fischer right away. “I was extremely bummed about it because I knew whoever was reading with her was being considered,” he says. The last twenty minutes of audition day finally turned out to be Krasinski and Fischer auditioning together. “I thought if I audition with this girl I might have a chance.” He sure did!