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Updated on Jul 10, 2020. Posted on Jul 5, 2020

John Krasinski Secretly Wore A Wig In "The Office" And The Story Behind It Is Hilarious

The Office set could totally be the basis for its own workplace comedy.

Attention all ye Office fans: In an interview with Mashable, celeb hair stylist Kim M. Ferry just gave a whole bunch of insight into the work she did on The Office — including an entire saga involving John Krasinski's, aka Jim's, iconic shaggy bowl cut.

Basically, John had to cut his hair in order to appear in the movie Leatherheads and wanted to wear a wig to film the remaining episodes of The Office Season 3 — but the producers were basically like no way, we'll know if it's a wig.

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As it turned out, both the producers and I sure can't tell the difference. John cut his hair anyway and went to another meeting with the producers, secretly wearing a wig he'd procured with the help of Kim.

John with shorter hair
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(FYI, here's John in Leatherheads.)

In a moment that I sorely wish had been recorded, John was told once again that a wig would be too noticeable — only to whip off his wig and say that he'd already cut his hair.

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In Kim's words, "Greg [Daniels] kept saying, 'No! I would know if you're wearing a wig.' So John leaned over the desk and said, 'No I don't think you would.' That's when he ripped it off and shut it down, and we got to do the wig."

As a result, this means that Jim's hair in the final six episodes is actually a wig. For reference, here's Jim in Season 3, Episode 2:

Jim with his classic early season look — shaggy, with short bangs and a longer back
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Ah, men's hair in 2006 — not unlike the overgrown pandemic 'dos of today:

Jim a few episodes later, with a similar haircut
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Then here's Jim in Season 3, Episode 19, aka wig o'clock:

Jim wearing the wig, looking very similar to his earlier season self
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I don't know about you, but I sure can't tell the difference:

Jim looking at the camera while wearing the wig
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This means that Jim's iconic Dwight impersonation was also probably a wig:

Jim dressed as Dwight
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However, in the Season 3 finale, Jim actually does get a haircut for his big interview with corporate — which we can now assume was his actual hair the whole time.

Jim with shorter hair
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And, to quote Meredith's reaction:

Meredith saying, "that's sexy, hot" in response to Jim's new hair.
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