As she accepted her first Emmy Award on Monday, Jennifer Coolidge had a hard time speaking. The 61-year-old actress won the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie award, defeating competitors like Kaitlyn Dever and Mare Winningham from Dopesick, Sydney Sweeney, Alexandra Daddario from White Lotus, Natasha Rothwell and Connie Britton but she acknowledged on stage at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles that some of her preparations had gone wrong. Even as play-off music threatened to end Jennifer Coolidge’s speech at the 2022 Emmys on Monday, she remained composed under pressure.
The White Lotus star went viral for dancing to the song that interrupted her. Coolidge repeatedly said, “Wait, hold on,” before setting down her notes and busting a move. The audience applauded as the actress proceeded to dance in her beautiful green and gold attire.Twitter users applauded Coolidge’s response, referring to the “Legally Blonde” actress as a “national treasure” who ought to “control the world.”
On Twitter one user wrote, “When you think you cannot love @JENCOOLIDGE anymore than you do, she goes and does this.” Another said that Coolidge’s dance deserved “another Emmy,” while Jackée Harry tweeted, “Straight to jail with whoever played @JENCOOLIDGE off stage! But also thank you because we got that adorable dance.” Coolidge gave an explanation for why she was finding it difficult to speak on stage earlier in her speech.
She said, “I took a lavender bath tonight right before the show, and it made me swell up inside my dress.“ But anyway, this is so thrilling” As a second song, an orchestral version of “Hit the Road Jack,” begged her to leave the platform, Coolidge attempted to continue with her address but merely broke into an impromptu dance. Sadly, her microphone was cut at this time, and the actress had more to say.
The White Lotus, a drama created, written, directed, and executive produced by Mike White, takes place over the course of a week at a tropical Hawaiian resort and follows the antics of several visitors and staff members. Tanya McQuoid, a disturbed tourist lamenting the death of her mother, was portrayed by Coolidge. The White Lotus, which was first advertised as a limited series, was given a second season renewal in August after making its HBO debut to rave reviews and the network’s top spot. The following instalment of the series will follow a different group of tourists as they reserve a stay at an Italian White Lotus villa and momentarily ensconce themselves among its occupants.