"I don't mind crying," Melora Hardin says. "It's OK." Hardin, better known to fans of "The Office" as Jan Levinson, said goodbye to the long-running NBC comedy in a new behind-the-scenes video.

"The Office" is coming to an end after nine seasons
. To celebrate the NBC comedy, stars past and present are sitting down for interviews about their time on the show and "The Office's" legacy. In the video below, Hardin looks back at the character of Jan and her journey with Michael Scott (Steve Carell) and recalls her favorite character moments.

"I just love Jan and I'll miss her," Hardin says holding back tears. "I'll say goodbye for now. Thank you all. Cast, crew -- everybody for a beautiful, fantastic, hilarious, wonderful journey. It will live forever in my heart ... and it will live forever on film. I really feel grateful I was a part of it."

"The Office" series finale airs Thursday, May 16 at 9 p.m. ET on NBC.

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