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 Begich (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 Boxer, 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.”