How long have jim and pam been dating
However, although we know that both Jenna Fischer, who plays Pam, and John Krasinski, who plays Jim, were both married in real life (the former to director Lee Kirk and the latter to actress Emily Blunt, and, funnily enough, the pair got hitched only a week apart), we couldn’t help feeling that some of the chemistry between them was real.
‘John and I have real chemistry,’ she told the host Andy Cohen.
And also, she didn't care about this interview," she told NPR. And they started laughing." Fischer found herself creating a very elaborate backstory for the character.
"So, I gave very short one-word answers and I tried very hard not to be funny or clever, because I thought that the comedy would come out of just, you know, the real human reactions to the situation..they liked that take on it." "When I went in to the audition, the first question that they asked me in the character of Pam — they said, 'Do you like working as a receptionist? For the first few seasons, she kept a list of the character history revealed on-screen by the creators, as well as her own imaginative thoughts on Pam's history.
‘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.
‘But in real life we aren’t totally Pam and totally Jim, so in real life we’re not the perfect match. Jim and Pam fans, rejoice: we knew that no one could act this well.
Fischer also carefully crafted Pam's quiet persona.
"Well, my character of Pam is really stuck," she explained to NPR. And so, I think that for her, the only way she can express herself is in the silences, but you can say so much by not saying anything." Originally meek and passive, the character grew more assertive as the seasons passed, prompting Fischer to reassess her portrayal.
Her character is initially the receptionist at the paper distribution company Dunder Mifflin, before becoming a saleswoman and eventually office administrator until her termination in the series finale.
As Jim was leaving the office to go back to Philly, he told Pam that he knew it was weird for them to be doing therapy but that he wanted to stick with it. As he did, Pam noticed that he’d left his umbrella behind, and, being Pam, she grabbed it and ran after him, catching him just as he was about to take off in a cab.
Exchanging a quick thanks, Pam started to walk away, but Jim stopped her…
And in Launch Party (season 4), he tells Pam he liked her on his first day, when she showed him to his desk.
So, since they marry in late 2009, we can assume he waited for about 8 years to marry her. Jim had a girlfriend for a while and Pam went through an engagement before they finally ended up together.