Sheryl Lee Ralph opened up about her feelings about Jimmy Kimmel’s bit during Quinta Brunson’s Emmys acceptance speech.
During a virtual panel discussion for ABC’s presentation at the TCA’s summer press tour, Abbott Elementary creator and star Brunson was asked to put Kimmel onstage as she won the comedy writing award Monday night. Repeating her previous comments about not being upset about what happened, she mentioned that she is appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Wednesday.
“I expect we’re going to have a good old-fashioned time,” she said. “I’ve spoken to Jimmy since, and I think no matter what, it’s important to just show that ‘Abbott Elementary’ premieres next week. It’s going to be a good time and you’ll probably just have to tune in and watch.
“I thought it was funny in the room,” said Lisa Ann Walter, who also stars on the show.
But Ralph, who took home her own Emmy for Supporting Comedy Actress that night, disagreed.
“I was totally confused. I didn’t know what was going on,” she said. “I thought, ‘I wish this man would just get off the floor.’ And then I realized it was Jimmy Kimmel, and I was like, ‘Oh, the disrespect, Jimmy!’ But that’s just me.” She laughed before adding sarcastically, “Sorry! I’m so sorry, it was nice to have him on the floor during her wonderful acceptance speech!”
“I told him too! To his face! And he got it,” Ralph continued.
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