Abbott Elementary Creator and Star Quinta Brunson During her Emmy acceptance speech Monday night, she chose not to say too much to reporters about Jimmy Kimmel lying at her feet thing. However, her co-star and Emmy winner Cheryl Lee Ralph said she wasn’t happy.
As part of a comedy set during the awards show, host Will Arnett brought Kim May to life before announcing Brunson for best writing in a comedy series Er dragged onto the stage. As Brunson accepted the honor, Kimmel continued to lie on stage, motionless except for a thumbs-up at Brunson. The bit caused a torrent of criticism from viewers who called it disrespectful to Brunson and intruded on her at the Emmys moment.
Brunson, scheduled to be a guest on Wednesday night Jimmy Kimmel Live, said she was looking forward to a “good, old-fashioned” time” on the show. “I’ve talked to Jimmy since then,” she told reporters at the Television Critics Association meeting on Wednesday, and no matter what else happened, she wanted to remind viewers of Abbott Elementary Starts the second season in September. Microsoft Theater, but Ralph said she was “confused” at first, then unhappy.
“I don’t know what happened. I was like, I want him to get up off the ground,” Ralph said. “Then I realized it was Jimmy, and I was like, oh, disrespect. I love Jimmy Kimmel, but I’m so sorry. I told him face-to-face and he got it.”
The cast also said they were happy to return to work Tuesday after Ralph and Brunson won their Emmys — although Walter joked that she “forgot how to act after Monday night’s climax.”
“It was the best feeling in the world to be back on [the set],” playing Jacob. “We read a table and it was perfect to come down after that Way. There is nowhere else I want to go.
Tyler James Williams, who plays Gregory, added, “We have to celebrate with the crew too. They have as many shows as we do. ”