By Megan McCourt - 05/16/12 10:09 PM EDT
On her first trip to Capitol Hill this week, Angela Kinsey — who plays the feisty Angela Martin on NBC’s “The Office” — was a little nervous.
Despite memorizing lines for a living, Kinsey said she didn’t want to mess up the facts at a Capitol briefing with ocean conservation group Oceana where she was speaking out against seafood fraud.
Kinsey spent Monday and Tuesday making the rounds on Capitol Hill, speaking to politicians such as Sen. Mark BegichMark BegichRyan's victory trumps justice reform opponents There is great responsibility being in the minority Senate GOP deeply concerned over Trump effect MORE (D-Alaska) and House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.). But she made sure to do her homework beforehand.
“Don’t think I won’t be Googling [them],” she said. “My iPad will be out.”
The petite blonde admitted she has “a little bit of a crush” on Sen. Barbara BoxerBarbara BoxerThis week: Shutdown deadline looms over Congress Senators seek to boost women in international forces Overnight Energy: Senate approves Flint aid | Union chief backs Dakota pipeline MORE, whom she planned to meet with this week. She also declared the California Democrat to be the best lawmaker to run Dunder Mifflin, the fictional workplace in “The Office” in which Kinsey plays the head of accounting.
“Lady power!” Kinsey said. “I’d like to see a chick run ‘The Office.’ That would be good.”