Here's something to make Jim and Pam fans swoon: Jenna Fischer says that she and John Krasinski were "genuinely in love" while filming "The Office."

But before you start anticipating a real-life reenactment of "Niagara" (a.k.a. the episode where Jim and Pam get hitched), you should know that that doesn't mean that Fischer and Krasinski were ever actually a couple (and with both of them married to other people, they have no plans to get together in the future, either). Instead, as the actress explained in an interview with "Watch What Happens Live," it was really their alter egos who were meant to be, though each actor embodied part of their onscreen character in real life, too.

"John and I have real chemistry," Fischer said. "There's like a real part of me that is Pam, and a real part of him that's Jim, and those parts of us were genuinely in love with one another. But in real life, we aren't totally Pam and totally Jim, so in real life, we're not like the perfect match."

Fischer acknowledged that that explanation was "a complicated thing," but added that their working relationship necessitated such an unusual bond -- one that made audiences fall for the fictional couple as hard as the characters fell for each other.

"[H]e was like a type of spouse that I had for a long time," Fischer told "WWHL" of Krasinski. "He was my partner. We'll always be close because of it."

And we'll always have a soft spot for PB&J.

[via: Watch What Happens Live]

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