Hi Reddit! I'm Kate Flannery (Former TV drunk...AKA Meredith from NBC'S THE OFFICE). Ask Me Anything!
Hi Reddit! I'm Kate Flannery.
Former TV drunk, Meredith on THE OFFICE. Voice of Carol on OK KO on CN, DANCING WITH THE STARS season 28 contestant, and currently touring A Swingin’ Little Christmas with Jane Lynch and Tim Davis!
I'm here to answer your questions....and trying something new today by answering your questions using personalized video responses via Cameo
I will be answering your questions starting at 11:00 AM ET (10AM CT / 8AM PT)
ASK ME ANYTHING!
EDIT: Thank you all so very much for the questions! I have to sign off, but I appreciate you all so very much!
My favorite episode was Moroccan Christmas because I got to improvise a full scene with Steve Carrell. We were in the parking lot with Michael Scott trying to get Meredith to rehab and had the chance to make up the entire scene. Pretty sure I lost my voice that day.
Hey Kate! Thanks for doing this AMA! Ive got two questions for you...
What was the greatest unscripted moment on The Office that you witnessed?
If Meredith was in charge of casting Threat Level Midnight and had unlimited resources, who would she cast?
When Steve Carrell cried during office Olympics was completely unscripted.
When you were drinking on the show, what was it usually? Do you actually drink alcohol sometimes? Did anyone ever actually get drunk on set?
Usually it was ice tea, or coke and water. There was one time there was booze...it was an accident. And it's a funny story.
I do drink in life. My dad owned a bar. I love a jack and ginger.
Fuck, Marry, Kill...
Andy Bernard, Toby Flenderson, Gabe Lewis?
What's it like having Rabies?
Hi Kate! Can we get an interesting/fun fact about yourself that is not on the internet or Wikipedia?
I'm an extremely private person....but I'll tell you what. Don't tell anyone this. I used to work out a Chinese restaurant and bus tables and worked there through college. It's not a punishment to work a job to follow your dreams.
You do so many cool things with Jane Lynch, how did you guys meet?
- We met at second city. I ended up being her understudy. And the rest as they say is history
Were there any behind the scenes pranks going on while filming the office?
We were so boring. We left the comedy in the script. Steve Carrell is an awesome actor because he cares more about the show, instead of the pranks. But we DID laugh a lot.
How did the audition process for the Office go?
I initially auditioned for the role of Jan. It's a crazy story how everything happened
Grats on your Dancing With The Stars appearance! I had a question on that, how many days does that take up for practicing? Is that a 5 day a week thing?
It was 7 days in a row for 4 hours a day. Then we ramped up to 6 hours a day....and eventually 8 hours a day. It's really intense.
Hello Kate, thanks for doing the AMA!
What would be some advice to people who would love to get into acting?
First of all.......do it. Don't think about it. Do it. Get in a class, audition for something, write something and post it.
Hi Kate, whats something you might have taken from The Office set as a souvenir?
Are you calling me a thief? I would never steal anything....
There has been rumors of an Office Re-boot. Can you give us any behind the scenes info about those discussions?
Right now it's just rumors....but I hope it actually happens. Here's what I'm thinking what we do to get the re-boot started
What’s the strangest cameo.com request you’ve received?
I've had a lot of "try to get back together" begging for someone's love life. One time someone asked me to break-up with someone, but I wasn't willing to do that. I'm a much more positive person.
Hi Kate! I wanna thank you for The Office, it helped my family get through some very tough times in 2012.
How did it feel filming the finale of The Office? Did anyone know Steve Carell was coming back or was it a surprise for the cast? Also what is Jane Lynch like?
I'm so glad The Office helped you. Here's the story behind the Office finale and Steve's appearance.
Any future projects you're excited about?
Contractually not allowed to talk about a few upcoming projects, but here's a few things I'm excited about
Hi Kate, I loved you in the "Lice" episode of The Office. Bald Meredith is best Meredith. That said, what was your favorite episode to film?
View HistoryShare Link