18. Rainn Wilson put a fellow cast member in the hospital
Leslie David Baker got more than he bargained for during filming of the episode Beach Games. Because while shooting one scene, Rainn Wilson mistakenly punted some sand into his eye, leaving the actor with a scratch on his cornea. And after he was rushed to the hospital, Baker then had to have his eyeball cleaned out. Lovely.
17. Sworn enemies on-screen, best friends off-screen
Angela and Pam might not have seen eye-to-eye during much of the show’s run, but that couldn’t be further from the truth for the two actresses in real-life. Angela Kinsey and Jenna Fischer are best friends and have even taken to Instagram to post sweet messages to each other. Aww!
16. Several established actors tried out for the part of Dwight
The role of Dwight was certainly hotly contested, with some big name performers auditioning for the part. Among them were Seth Rogen, Judah Friedlander and Patton Oswalt. Ultimately, of course, Rainn Wilson beat them out and went on to brilliantly portray Michael Scott’s bizarre sidekick.