Jenna Fischer Says Her New TV Romance Will Win Over 'Angry' Jim and Pam Shippers
By Jennifer Drysdale
Michael Rozman/Warner Bros.
Jenna Fischer promises her new TV romance is just as good as her old one.
The Office star opened up about fans "angry" to see her move on from Jim and Pam's relationship during her appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Wednesday, insisting that her onscreen relationship with Oliver Hudson on Splitting Up Together will have viewers "just as invested."
"I tweeted something about the show. I tweeted a clip, and then there were a lot of responses of like, ‘He’s NOT Jim!’ in anger,” Fischer explained.
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"I'm getting hate tweets and everything!" Hudson confirmed. "I haven't done anything!"
Fischer, however, thinks the criticism will be short-lived, as she encouraged fans to "hate watch" her new show.
"I think people are going to be won over. I really do," she explained. "I think this relationship, people are going to get just as invested."
"I believe in it, and I know it's making people angry, but I think that they should just hate watch the show," she continued. "Just hate watch it, be mad, and then all of the sudden, you're going to fall in love."
“Every single day, people said, ‘By the end, were you guys kind of tired of each other?’ I was like, ‘No no no, we had the most fun up until the last day,'" he elaborated in an interview with The Wrap earlier this month. "I would love to play with those guys again and do something. It really comes down to the idea… the original British show, the best thing was they had a Christmas episode -- it was a one-off. I would love to do that. I think it would be a sort of ‘Where Are They Now?’ kind of thing. That would be really fun.”