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Old 03-19-2013, 08:42 AM   #1
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Rainn Wilson posts original audition sheet for "The Office"

Rainn Wilson posted the sign in sheet for the original auditions. Some very interesting names on here:


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Old 03-19-2013, 08:44 AM   #2
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Some variations I would have like to seen Anne Dudek as Pam and Alan Tudyk as Michael.
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:47 AM   #3
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Adam Scott probably would have been a great Jim, but then he couldn't be a great Ben Wyatt on Parks & Rec.
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Old 03-19-2013, 09:10 AM   #4
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I wonder why Jenna Fischer's name wasn't checked off like all the rest?
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Old 03-19-2013, 09:44 AM   #5
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Old 03-19-2013, 01:58 PM   #6
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I find it interesting to see that sheet.

Wasn't Nov 2003 kind of early in the run of 24 for Mary Lynn Rajskub to be looking for another job?

Was # 4 er, I mean 5 the guy who played Christine's brother in New Christine?
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Old 03-19-2013, 02:19 PM   #7
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I would have liked to seen Mary Lynn as Pam. Despite her role on 24 - she's very funny and could probably do the "straight man" or over-the-top funny role.

Not that Fischer has been disappointing either.

It's possible that Mary Lynn was up in the air on her 24 role at the time of the audition.
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I love Mary Lynn Rajskub, but I don't know that she could pull off the Pam character the way Jenna Fischer has. I like the way she plays it.
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Was # 4 er, I mean 5 the guy who played Christine's brother in New Christine?
Yes, that's the guy who was on New Christine.
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Old 03-19-2013, 04:02 PM   #10
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Here's an article that discusses some of the others that were up for the roles. The role of Michael was originally offered to Paul Giamatti but he turned it down.

http://splitsider.com/2011/04/the-lo...of-the-office/
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Old 03-19-2013, 09:30 PM   #11
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It's possible that Mary Lynn was up in the air on her 24 role at the time of the audition.
I agree. She didn't come on until season 3 and people die all the time on that show. I'm sure she didn't have much of a deall past a few episodes at that point.
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:06 PM   #12
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Some variations I would have like to seen Anne Dudek as Pam and Alan Tudyk as Michael.
I think that Alan Tudyk as Michael would have been a lot like Noah on Suburgatory.
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:22 AM   #13
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Jenna Fischer's signature looks cute and perky.
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:14 AM   #14
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I LOVE Hamish Linklater, but he would not have been great as Jim, I don't think.

And I'm glad Adam Scott was saved for P&R. I LOVE him there.
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:16 AM   #15
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Wow. Googling the other names I don't know-they're almost all familiar. I'd forgotten Ben Falcone is Melissa McCarthy's husband and has appeared with her.
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:25 AM   #16
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Stating the obvious but we would have considered these characters completely differently had they been played by these people. So someone "not being right for Pam" would not have been a consideration, that person simply would be Pam.
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