February 4, 2023

Up till June 2022, Billie Eilish thought famously Irish band U2 have been from Scranton, and it was all as a result of she began The Workplace at such a younger age that she mistakenly thought most of the jokes have been true.

“Beginning to watch The Workplace at a extremely younger age, I virtually didn’t perceive any reference by any means,” the 21-year-old pop star informed The Workplace costars and real-life greatest pals Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey on the newest episode of their Workplace Women podcast. “There’s so many issues which might be stated, particularly by Michael, in The Workplace that he says mistaken on goal, have been written on goal that, I didn’t even know the actual phrase. So I stated many phrases mistaken as a result of I discovered them from Michael Scott.”

In response to Eilish, the “worst one” was believing U2 have been really from Scranton, Pennsylvania, the place the US model of The Workplace happened. “This final June, we have been in Eire,” she remembered. “I’m in my resort and I get flowers delivered to my room and it has slightly letter on it and it’s this actually, actually candy letter and it says ‘From Bono.’ And I used to be like, ‘Why would Bono, who’s from Scranton…’”

“You thought Bono was from Scranton, Pennsylvania?” Kinsey requested.

“Sure,” Eilish answered. “I’m going, ‘Why would he ship me one thing in Eire? What does this should do with him?’ And it was like, ‘Welcome to my hometown’ or one thing like that. However U2 is from Scranton. I saved asking everybody like, ‘What’s Bono doing sending me flowers all the best way internationally? Why would he do this?’ They have been like, ‘Billie, what are you speaking about? They’re Irish.’ I used to be like ‘No they’re not.’”

Eilish continued by saying, “I blame John [Krasinski] for this,” earlier than referencing a dialog between Michael Scott (Steve Carell) and Krasinski’s character, Jim Halpert, in a Season 4 episode titled “Goodbye, Toby Half 1.” Whereas Michael is placing collectively a mixtape for his love curiosity Holly (Amy Ryan), he asks Jim, ” Hey, what’s the group that was from Scranton that made it massive? Was that U2?” In typical Jim style, he says, “Sure” as a substitute of correcting his boss.

“There’s no pause, there’s no giggle,” Eilish defined. “Actually, in my head, I believed Jim thought, ‘Oh, that’s a silly query’ as a result of clearly, they’re the band that made it massive from Scranton… I believed that was the vibe, as a substitute of no, under no circumstances. Their complete factor is that they’re Irish. This was in June!”

Hearken to the total episode of Workplace Women under.

Bono has expressed his appreciation for Eilish’s music previously, naming her 2019 single “All the pieces I Wished” as considered one of his “60 Songs That Saved My Life.” Eilish later appeared in a tribute video when U2 was honored with a Kennedy Heart Lifetime Achievement Award in 2022.

This isn’t the primary time Eilish — who informed Fischer and Kinsey she’s seen the present 30 instances from begin to end — has appeared on a podcast hosted by a star from The Workplace. She beforehand guested on Brian Baumgartner’s An Oral Historical past of The Workplace in 2020.

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