- Melora Hardin said she doesn’t see her former “The Office” costars “socially.”
- Hardin played Jan Levinson on seven seasons of the beloved sitcom between 2005 and 2013.
- Hardin is currently a contestant on season 30 of “Dancing With the Stars.”
“The Office” star Melora Hardin said she “doesn’t really see” her former costars “socially.”
Hardin played the unpredictable Jan Levinson on seven seasons of the beloved sitcom between 2005 and 2013. Jan is introduced to viewers as a top Dunder Mifflin executive in the early seasons before becoming an on-again, off-again girlfriend of regional manager Michael Scott (Steve Carell) later in the series.
More recently, Hardin has been steadily rising to the top of the scoreboard on season 30 of “Dancing With the Stars” alongside her pro partner, Artem Chigvintsev.
While she’s showing off her ballroom moves, Hardin has the support of her former “The Office” costar Kate Flannery (who played Meredith Palmer), who was in the audience for “DWTS” Britney Night earlier in October.
In the episode, Flannery was seen loudly clapping and cheering as Hardin and Chigvintsev performed the cha cha to “(You Drive Me) Crazy.” Flannery also dropped by the pair’s dance studio during rehearsals the following week.
However, Hardin told Insider that while she and Flannery have “remained friends,” Hardin is not as close to the rest of her costars.
“I don’t really see them socially, really,” Hardin said, adding that the cast is still “always happy to see each other.”
Hardin continued that she’s seen Oscar Nunez (Oscar Martinez), Brian Baumgartner (Kevin Malone), and Creed Bratton (who played the eccentric character by the same name) from time to time. She has also bumped into Carell at a few events, and Jenna Fischer (Pam Beesly) and Angela Kinsey (Angela Martin) have invited Hardin onto their “Office Ladies” podcast.
Hardin added: “We all have a bond because of having been on this iconic show that kind of changed everybody’s trajectory professionally.”
Hardin isn’t the first “The Office” cast member to appear on “DWTS.”
Flannery previously competed in season 28 of the dancing competition show, paired with pro Pasha Pashkov. Flannery and Pashkov finished seventh overall in a shock elimination.