“Abbott Elementary” star Sheryl Lee Ralph didn’t see the humor in Jimmy Kimmel’s distracting stunt at the 2022 Emmys.
The late-night host was dragged on stage by Will Arnett to current the award for Best Writing in a Comedy Series, however was “handed out” as a result of he “had gotten into the thin margaritas” after shedding the Emmy for his late-night sequence for the “thirteenth time in a row.”
When Ralph’s co-star and “Abbott Elementary” creator Quinta Brunson walked onstage to simply accept the award, Kimmel stayed dedicated to the bit and didn’t transfer, leading to Brunson struggling to get close to the microphone for her speech.
According to reporters at a Television Critics Association summer season press tour panel on Wednesday, Ralph was lower than impressed.
“I used to be completely confused. I didn’t know what was occurring,” she revealed. “But I used to be like, ‘I want that man would simply stand up off the bottom’ … And then I spotted it was Jimmy Kimmel.”
“Ooh, the disrespect. I advised him, too, to his face,” Ralph added. “He understood.”
Kimmel’s stunt was slammed online, too, as some followers accused him of “white privilege” and arguably ruining Brunson’s large second.
However, Brunson didn’t mind his antics.
“Jimmy gave me my first large late-night spot and was one of many first individuals to see ‘Abbott,’” she told the press after the second. “He Instagram messaged me that he noticed this comedy and thought it was one of many biggest comedies of all time.”
Coincidently, Brunson seems on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Wednesday, so it’s but to be decided if she’s modified her thoughts on the encounter.
As for Ralph, she acquired a standing ovation for her Emmys acceptance speech wherein she sang Dianne Reeves’ “Endangered Species” and gave motivating phrases about by no means giving up.
Season 2 of “Abbott Elementary” premieres Sept. 21 on ABC.