While attending an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit to promote his movie Vengeance, BJ Novak was asked by user u/ctg9101 who was the nicest actor in The Office. “Angela but it was and is a super nice cast,” Novak replied under the username u/TheActualRealBJNovak. The multi-hyphenated creative references Angela Kinsey, who portrayed the sly Angela Martin. Novak’s revelation may come as a surprise to many fans, as Kinsey’s character is notoriously remembered by fans as one of the most gruesome leads on The Office.
While speaking with Page Six, Kinsey spoke candidly about how fans of “The Office” would avoid her because of the nature of her character. “I love to talk [to] anyone up, but people would see me and not talk to me,” the actress revealed. Kinsey, who claims to have a talkative personality, opened up about how she was with Kevin Malone actor Brian Baumgartner, who was then swarmed by fans. “Then I poked my head around and they’re like, ‘Oh no, Angela’s here. We behave better,'” the actress recalled.
While fans think she’s cruel in real life, Kinsey is no stranger to doing good deeds. Speaking to the I Have A Cat blog, The Office star detailed her charity work with Alley Cat Allies, an organization that improves the lives of cats. It can be difficult to separate the character from the actor, but u/GDAWG13007 defended Novak’s choice, saying: “It’s very common that the actors who play very good assholes and bad guys are often very nice people [in real life].”