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23 would-be Emmy nominees on their embarrassing, touching, and downright offensive fan interactions

“Are people telling you that you look like…” is often the start of seemingly innocuous celebrity/fan interactions.

However, as pointed out by Fleishman in Trouble star Claire Danes, Responding to this can be a very embarrassing thing to do. “I think they think they’re nice, and they are, but I’m confused by that,” she said. “It’s like I’ve short-circuited.”

Others admit that when fans approach, they’re either not sure who they really are or if they’re actually famous. “I said no,” offered the Yellow Jackets star Melanie Lynskey, Jennifer Garner and Emma Darcy ( Emma D’Arcy) admitted they did the same.

As part of the Emmy Roundtable Series for The Hollywood Reporter This year, we asked each participant what they typically hear when fans approach them in the street, and how they typically respond. Answers vary widely.

Pedro Pascal , last survivor by , The Mandalorian

“I remember earlier , because of Game of Thrones and the way my character died, people were so fond of taking selfies with their thumbs in my eyes. At first, I felt very sincere about the success of the character in the show And glad I’ll let them do it! Then I remember getting a bit of an eye infection.”

Elle Fanning , great

“I was on the plane A funny thing happened to me on the flight. It was an overnight flight and I was sleeping soundly when I woke up with a little shaking. The woman got down on her knees and she said, “I’m sorry, I just wanted to know what advice you have for actors ? ’ I said, ‘Keep going.’” (laughing .)

Jenna Ortega , Wednesday

“A lot of the recognition I’m getting now is either screaming , or Wednesday , and Wednesday had a much wider audience than I expected, at least in terms of age: old and young. But I’ve also had some weird airplane stories that I woke up Came here and found notes or something like that. I ordered one yesterday and at the end the flight attendant took her hair out of the bun and braided it into two braids and she put the bangs down and she said, ‘You made me so Doing it.'”

Jennifer Coolidge , White Lotus

“It was split down the middle: girls would come up to me and say, ‘You It’s the lady from) ) Legally Blonde , ‘People always say American Pie . Thank God White Lotus appeared, it was eliminated. Now, just, ‘You are the lady from White Lotus .’”

Ayo Edbiri , Bear

“A lot of people who work in restaurants these days say, ‘Hey, The Bear is really ugly. Thank you for making it. I said, ‘You’re welcome?’ A guy from Chicago also came to me and said:’ Hey, I recognized you in the show and I really hated your character. She was so annoying. Well done.’ I was like, ‘Thanks, man. Really appreciate it. But stillAbbott [Elementary]. I did an episode of Abbott, I was like, ‘Oh, I love this. People just love this show. There’s a lot of projections — beautiful projections that I’m grateful for, but a lot of projections — about The Bear. someone will say, ‘I work in a restaurant, do you want to hear the seven worst things that happened to me?’”

Jeff Bridges , Old Man

“I get this guy. People just love The Big Lebowski , which is a really good movie. ”

Michael Imperioli , White Lotus

“I also got The Dude, but I don’t understand it. I don’t appear in the movie, and I’m not Jeff Bridges. No, it was The Sopranos for a long time, and now a lot of White Lotus for young people. Some people want to take pictures with me and pretend I have a gun to their head, but I would never do that. I’ll strangle them, but I won’t put a gun to their heads. “(laughing.)

Emma D’ ARCY, House of the Dragon

“People ask me if it’s me because I look so different in real life, which actually brings up a possible way out, because people are tempted to say, ‘No, but I’ve always understood that. ‘”

Jennifer Garner , Last thing he told me

“I must have taken it out! I got a lot of continue . It’s, “Oh, this is my comfort movie.” Or, ‘This is my wife’s favorite movie,’ or, God forbid, ‘My mom’s favorite movie. ‘”

Melanie Lynskey , Yellow Shirts, The Last of Us

“If anyone comes up and says, ‘My daddy loves you’ then I know them” We’re gonna Talk about Two and a Half Men . But it’s all sorts of things. Lately, it’s for Yellowjackets Yes. If someone comes up and asks, “Are you famous? “Sometimes this happens and I say no.”

KIERAN CULKIN, inherited

“What’s new, and weird, is that people feel they can touch Me. I was with my kids, pushing the stroller, and this guy grabbed me and he said, “Hey man, love your show,” and I said, “Don’t be so sensitive. ’ That’s about as aggressive as I can be. “Insensitivity. “

Jason Siegel

, shrunk

“I get the Muppet a lot. When the kids saw it 09 they were in their

Now, this was a strange experience. And forget about Sarah Marshall . It’s often a weird dynamic because the kids have seen the Muppets and the parents have seen me naked. ” Damson Idris , Snowfall , Swarm

“I obviously married everyone . I am everyone’s husband. It was like, “Hey husband, dinner is ready.” And then they followed me and I hopped in the SUV and rushed out. “

CLAIRE DANES, Fleishman in trouble

“It’s shocking how many people come to me and they’re right What I call an appreciation of life . I mean, that was a long time ago, but it was so invigorating that teens today are still looking for it. I like it too. It’s still part of what I call life. “


“For me, it’s Glenn [from The Walking Dead ] for a long time. Like, “I stopped watching when you died,” I don’t believe it. Like, I’ve done all seasons. But now, after “ Beef ” comes out, they’re like, “You’re the one from “ Beef ” Is it?” It’s funny. ”

Taylor James Williams, Abbott Elementary School

“I got Chris for a long time [from everyone hates Chris ] and will continue to do so Do. Usually, when they figure it out, it’s just something that yells feet behind me. I also got The Walking Dead . People are still very frustrated with how things are going. really distraught. They’re happy to see me, and then they’re like, ‘They did you wrong. ’ I said, ‘No, it’s scripted. It doesn’t matter. They didn’t do anything to me. ” But for Abbott, now is the first time I get “Mr.”. Before anything. I’ll pick up Mr. Eddie. So I’m an adult, y’all “

Evan Peters, Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story

“I mostly know American Horror Story. This is “Can I take a picture of you?” ’ or ‘I watched your show. “

SHERYL LEE RALPH, Abbott Elementary

“To me it’s all about Abbott Elementary, Omg this is such an outpouring of love. From small children to grandparents. It’s the guys who talk to me in the bathroom, and now that’s a problem. In the toilet at the airport, it’s like, “OMG!” Yeah. ‘thanks, thanks. can i continue now ‘”


“I usually say, ‘I’m a huge fan of your music. ’ I thought, “I’m not DJ Khaled.” (laughing.) I also got a lot of Mo, this series, and, in terms of representation, people are so passionate about it and how real and grounded it is. “

John Mulaney, John Mulaney: Baby J

“Because I never had anything consistent, they felt Like an album or something. Odd specials, Broadway shows, they’re all separate. Someone said yesterday, “I love your latest work.” I love this. “

Dominic Fishback , Swarm

“Now, because of Swarm, I ’ I get “Who is your favorite artist?” and I don’t have an answer. Ironically, I’m playing Ultimate Stan, since my first concert was at 20. I really don’t like standing for that long! “

DEVERY JACOBS, Reserved dog

“When I get recognized, it’s usually in Indian spaces, in Powwows or whatever , usually for Reservation Dogs and the impact that show has had. It’s usually followed by, “Wow, you look so much smaller in real life than you look on camera.” And, ‘Wow, they really didn’t do you justice on the show’ and I was like, ‘Damn it . ‘”

Natasha Lyonne

, Poker Face

“I hear a lot of people say, ‘You’re short. I thought you would be bigger. I thought, ‘It’s just my hair. ‘”




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