When reading up on the upcoming NBC show The Black Donnellys, I found this blog that mentions someone’s celebrity connections to a star of both Donnellys and The Office. That led me to a Wikipedia link for Office star Mindy Kaling, who plays Ryan the Temp’s fling Kelly. This line from the bio is one I think anyone would kill to have:
Originally, producer Greg Daniels wasn’t sure where to use her on screen in the series until the point came in the script for the episode “Diversity Day” when Steve Carrell’s insensitive character Michael Scott needed to be slapped by a minority. “Since then, I’ve been on the show,” Kaling stated in an interview.