Because he took another job after filming the pilot, John Krasinski
may have been as surprised as anyone else by the success of “The Office
It was also not visible on the screen.
Krasinski was a guest and 50% of the audience on Stephen Colbert
's "Late Show" on Thursday night, and when the host mentioned restaurants
during his monologue, he asked Krasinski if he ever waited tables.
“Absolutely,” he said, adding, “Even after the pilot of ‘The Office,’ I went back and waited tables, that’s how little confidence I had...”
Krasinski revealed that he used to work
at the Odeon in New York City
While the news
surprised Colbert, Krasinski mentioned it last year on his YouTube
show, "Some Good News," during a conversation with "The Office" co-star Steve Carell.
“I was a waiter when I got that job,” Krasinski explained. “I was 23 years old, and I was a waiter, and after the pilot, I went back to waiting tables because I was sure nothing was going to happen with it, and we all kinda came into it with that vibe. I remember none of us had done anything huge.”
Krasinski was Colbert's first in-studio guest since the coronavirus pandemic
began on Thursday, and the two celebrated by performing some feats of strength: