According to a 2010 interview Christian Slater did with Entertainment Weekly, fans of “The Office” can thank John Krasinski for Slater’s guest appearance on the show. Slater notably appears in Season 6 Episode 15 titled “Sabre”. It’s introducing the new owner of Dunder Mifflin to the office. Saber CEO Jo Benett (Kathy Bates) has a cheesy introductory video starring none other than Christian Slater as himself. According to Slater, Krasinski took the time to call his agent and ask if he would show up as a favor. “He called my agent and asked if I was available for this fantastic PSA [on Sabre, the company that bought Dunder Mifflin], and somehow we managed the schedule. It was kind of incredible,” Slater said.
“John Krasinski directed the episode and he and I kinda know each other from different kinds of events and he’s a really nice guy,” he continued. This was Krasinski’s directorial debut. He would direct two more episodes of the series before garnering widespread attention for “A Quiet Place” and “A Quiet Place: Part II” (via IMDb). Not only that, Krasinski went on to become a producer on The Office from 2012-2013 for over 23 episodes. Ryan Reynolds and John Krasinski are currently collaborating on a new film, Imaginary Friends (via Twitter).