When The Office‘s Angela Kinsey, who announced her pregnancy in November, returns to work March 6th, she’ll be curious to see how the show’s writers will incorporate — or ignore — her pregnancy.
“I feel like they can’t incorporate my pregnancy on the show but you never can tell with executive producer Greg Daniels. He could always have something up his sleeve,” Kinsey tells PEOPLE on Feb. 28, at Paige Premium Denim’s “Your Perfect Fit” launch party, which benefited the National Eating Disorders Association.
Should the writers need any ideas, Kinsey, who spent the hiatus decorating a nursery, has plenty. “I think there so many funny ways you can go. Like one thing I love is that she’s pregnant but she doesn’t acknowledge it. Phyllis could be all suspicious, and Dwight could be wigging out, and Angela’s pious like, “I don’t know what you’re talking about.’ And then the whole time Michael Scott would just think she’s fat. He’d be like, ‘Wow, what kind of diet is that?’ Maybe I’ll pitch that to the writers tomorrow!” says Kinsey, whose costar Jenna Fischer will help host an upcoming baby shower.
“The great thing is we’re in an office. It’s not Law & Order. I don’t gotta like walk around a crime scene. I can be behind a file cabinet, Xeroxing — a lot of photocopying for me!”
One thing the writers might want to consider: cutting back on her dialogue. She explains, “I’ve always been athletic so it’s weird to all of a sudden be like, ‘Okay, I’m going to take a breather, and I’m going to finish my story in a second. Talking’s a workout at 7 months pregnant!” –Jenny SundelJustin Lubin/NBC