Jenna Fischer is living a very full life. Us Weekly caught up with the actress at the premiere of The Giant Mechanical Man at the Tribeca Film Festival in NYC.
Jenna, 38, credits The Giant Mechanical Man for bringing her and hubby Lee Kirk together. “We weren’t dating or anything. He was an acquaintance,” she said. “I met with him, he pitched me the idea for the film and I loved it. In the process of him writing it and us meeting to go over it and rehearse, we fell in love.”
Interestingly, Jenna and Lee discovered that making a film takes longer than making a family! “We always like to say, it was easier to fall in love, get married and have a kid than it was to make an independent movie in Hollywood, because we have a 7-month-old and the movie is just now coming out,” said Jenna. Filming began in November 2010, eight months before the two wed and 22 months before they became first-time parents.
And becoming parents has been amazing. Lee loves raising son Weston with his wife. “We’re both going through the same experience together,” he said. Weston “is just starting to crawl, so that is really fun. He’s laughing a lot. I feel like making your son laugh is the greatest feeling in the world.”
Jenna, meanwhile, is hopeful that she’ll find a balance between motherhood and her work at The Office. “There was an executive who came out recently and said that she structures her day so she’s always home at dinner. I would like to be able to do that,” Jenna said. “That’s a goal of mine, because I think that family meal is a really, really important part of keeping a family connected. As a society, I wish that we would find a way to make that important.”
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