Ellie Kemper: Why are kids so obsessed with The Office?
Despite starring on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Kemper is still recognized for her role as Erin on The Office -- especially by young people. "A lot of times it will be twelve-year-old boys and girls who don’t recognize me from Kimmy Schmidt but do recognize me from The Office, and I’m like, 'Wait, you were in the womb when this was on, and you don’t go to a workplace, so how does this show resonate with you?'" she says. "And it occurs to me that it is sort of a schoolyard or family atmosphere, and everyone has personalities like that at their school or in their family. I wasn’t aware of how popular it was until people started recognizing me as Erin, and I’m like, 'That show ended years ago! Why now?' And it’s totally Netflix."
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