Jenna Fischer is in NY this week attending the Tribeca Film Festival where her collaboration with her husband, Lee Kirk, premiered. It’s an Independent Film entitled The Giant Mechanical Man. In this interview with Today Show Hosts Hoda Kotb and Willie Geist this morning, Jenna discusses the future of The Office as well as her new film. There’s also a ten second clip from tonight’s new episode, entitled Fundraising:
Here she is on the Plaza with Matt Lauer and the rest of the Today Show team discussing more of the same and receiving a gift from NBC:
Here still is the official trailer for her film, The Giant Mechanical Man co-starring Malin Ackerman, Topher Grace and Chris Messina. This movie was filmed in my home town of Detroit and many scenes take place at the Detroit Zoo where Jenna’s character Janice and her love interest, Tim (Chris Messina) are employed. The Zoo is located a mile from my parent’s house and I spent quite a bit of time there when I was growing up. The Detroit Zoo is also a popular pass time for me and my family whenever we go back to visit. I was easily able to identify the giant Bear and Lion fountain, the famous Penguin house and Polar Bear exhibit; I also noticed the part of the front gate.
The zoo is open all year round and it seems like this movie was filmed in the middle of a cold winter. I wish I would have known about the filming at the time. I would have made it a point to go visit my folks and maybe try my luck at meeting the lovely Jenna (plus my parents are members so it doesn’t cost me anything to get into the zoo with my kids; added bonus ).