Jennifer Coolidge Jokes About Wearing Crocs

Buongiorno, awards season!  The White Lotus star Jennifer Coolidge was one of many first presenters of the evening on the eightieth Golden Globe Awards, however her look almost didn’t occur.

“You already know, someone known as Cara Bishop known as me and mentioned, ‘Jennifer, we wish you to current on the Golden Globes this 12 months.’ And I mentioned, ‘Oh, my God, that’s such an honor, thanks, I might like to,’ and I hung up on her,” Coolidge, 61, mentioned through the Tuesday, January 10, broadcast. “After which, I thought of it for somewhat bit and I had a whole anxiousness assault.”

Explaining that she acquired “very, very nervous” about talking in entrance of a room filled with her Hollywood friends, the A Cinderella Story star known as Bishop once more to vary her thoughts. “‘There’s no means I’m going to make it from behind the scenes to the rostrum with out breaking my cranium,’” she recalled, fascinated with strolling in excessive heels. “I simply can’t do it.”

Bishop, for her half, then supplied the useful suggestion to “simply put on a pair of Crocs.” Coolidge — who took the stage in a black Dolce & Gabbana robe — was not satisfied, explaining that she was additionally nervous about matching her talking tempo to a teleprompter.

“I feel my greatest nightmare is simply the pronunciation of individuals’s names,” the Emmy Award winner added on Tuesday, name-dropping previous situations the place she struggled with Billy Nighy and Kaley Cuoco‘s final names. “I mentioned, ‘I can’t do it. As soon as I say somebody’s title the fallacious means, I’m screwed.’”

Coolidge finally acquired over her fears and famous that she “hasn’t screwed up but” whereas she introduced the Greatest Efficiency by an Actor in a Supporting Position — Musical or Comedy. She jokingly introduced, “And the Oscar goes to,” as she opened up the class envelope however corrected herself to say Golden Globes earlier than revealing that Abbott Elementary’s Tyler James Williams gained the distinction.

Alongside along with her duties as a presenter, Coolidge additionally scored a Golden Globe nomination for Greatest Efficiency by an Actress in a Supporting Position in a Collection — Restricted Collection or Movement Image Made for Tv for her function as Tanya in The White Lotus.

The White Lotus — which aired its season 2 finale final month —  earned 5 Golden Globes nominations, together with Greatest Tv Restricted Collection or Movement Image Made for Tv, Greatest Efficiency by an Actress in a Supporting Position in a Collection — Restricted Collection or Movement Image Made for Tv and Greatest Efficiency by an Actor in a Supporting Position in a Collection — Restricted Collection or Movement Image Made for Tv. Aubrey Plaza and F. Murray Abraham additionally scored particular person appearing nods.


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The anthology sequence, created by Mike White, chronicles the lavish holidays of the wealthy and well-known as they keep at a ritzy White Lotus resort. Season 1, which aired in July 2021, was set in Hawaii whereas season 2 noticed a brand new group of vacationers jet off to Sicily. The most recent batch of episodes noticed an array of peculiar hookups, journey misadventures and even a surprising loss of life. By the season finale, followers noticed Coolidge’s Tanya tragically die after her husband, Greg (Jon Gries), employed a gaggle of males to homicide her to be able to inherit her cash regardless of a prenuptial settlement.

Golden Globes host Jerrod Carmichael joked on Tuesday that he was notably distraught over Tanya’s demise within the season 2 finale.

“Your subsequent presenter is considered one of my favourite actresses on what’s, I feel, the very best present on tv [in a] restricted sequence,” the Rothanial comic, 35, mentioned whereas introducing Coolidge. “I needed, as a homosexual man, to apologize to her on behalf of all of the gays for what we tried to do to her on that boat.”