Jennifer Coolidge is cool under pressure — even when play-off music threatened to cut her 2022 Emmys speech short on Monday.
The “White Lotus” star went viral for dancing to the song that interrupted her as she accepted the award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie.
“Wait, hold on,” Coolidge, 61, repeated multiple times before putting her notes down and busting a move. The actress continued to dance in her sparkling green-and-gold gown as the audience clapped and cheered.
Viewers celebrated Coolidge’s reaction via Twitter, calling the “Legally Blonde” star a “national treasure” who should “rule the world.”
Many people took to social media to blast the Emmys for playing her off as she was speaking. Writer Bess Kalb wrote, "I speak for the United States of America when I say: Less scripted banter between presenters more Jennifer Coolidge."
Coolidge won the Emmy for outstanding supporting actress in a limited or anthology series or movie for her role as the quirky Tanya McQuoid in the HBO limited series "The White Lotus" on Monday, but she didn't have a chance to finish her speech.