Jim’s proposal to Pam on the The Workplace undoubtedly did not go down the way in which followers in all probability suppose it did.
Though it occurred at a realistic-looking roadside fuel station, every part was really a set — and a really costly one at that!
In a brand new episode of the Workplace Girls podcast, stars Angela Kinsey and Jenna Fischer revealed precisely what went down behind the scenes whereas they have been filming the long-lasting episode.
“We didn’t really fly to this location. That is the insane half. They constructed this within the car parking zone of a Finest Purchase that I’ve been to many occasions, really,” Jenna defined.
The present’s crew constructed the set primarily based on Google Road View photos of a fuel station alongside the Merritt Parkway in Connecticut, which reportedly took 9 days and value $250,000 to assemble.
And it seems that the huge car parking zone the place every part occurred had been constructed on high of a poisonous waste website!
She continued, “Apparently, years and years and years in the past, there was an outdated ceramics plant or one thing that had buried lead paint waste into the bottom, so that they needed to seal it and canopy it.”
Along with constructing the fuel station entrance, the crew needed to make a raceway surrounding the set in an effort to create the phantasm of freeway site visitors.
“They arrange cameras on the opposite facet of this raceway, and so they had vehicles drive round it at 55 miles an hour. Then they added rain pouring down on us [with] these large rain machines,” Jenna defined.
She added, “Our manufacturing supervisor, Randy Cordray, mentioned that they had about 35 precision drivers. They have been driving not simply vehicles however, like, semitrucks. Once we have been standing there on that set, you might really feel the wind, like, of those vehicles dashing previous you. It was so, so bonkers.”
All in all, the 52-second scene turned the most costly second in Workplace historical past…which makes me marvel why they did not simply fly to Connecticut to shoot it!
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