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The Office's Ellie Kemper on Erin and Pete, a Very Dwight Christmas and Mindy Project

Ellie Kemper  | Photo Credits: Byron Cohen/NBC

Die Hard made $137 million at the worldwide box office, turned Bruce Willis a bona fide movie star and earned legions of adoring fans. But you won’t catch The Office‘s Ellie Kemper screaming “Yippee-ki-yay!” anytime soon.

“I saw the clips and I saw enough,” she tells TVGuide.com with a laugh. “I could say for The Sound of Music and A League of Their Own — like, ‘How have you not seen those movies?!’ But I don’t feel that connection to Die Hard. No offense to Bruce Willis.”

That won’t stop Kemper’s Office alter-ego from at least trying to get into the 1988 action classic on the NBC comedy’s Christmas episode (Thursday at 9/8c). “Pete learns that Erin hasn’t seen Die Hard and this is one of his favorite movies,” she says. “Pete can recite all the lines. When we were on set, all the guys knew…


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