Jennifer Love Hewitt to Fans: I’m Not Really Ugly Now! I Promise!
Jennifer Love Hewitt took to the red carpet at the Upfronts to promote Ryan Murphy's 9-1-1 series.
As you can see in the video that we've attached, she did not necessarily look the best that she's ever looked. And she saw the pics.
Hewitt is issuing an apology to fans and assuring them that she's still hot and that this "disaster" will never happen again.
Jennifer Love Hewitt took to her Instagram stories to repeatedly apologize for her appearance on the red carpet.
"It has been a really intense couple of days. Like, so great, so blessed — but intense."
A lot of things fit that description. Particularly in show business.
"We go to the Upfront yesterday and nobody tells me the day is going to be like 12 hours long and the humidity is going to be almost 100 percent in New York City."
Fortunately, phones have access to All Human Knowledge and can tell you the forecast. But that's beside the point.
"So, I just have to apologize."
Does she need to apologize for looking less than her best, though?
"Wearing a black suit? Not a good idea."
It was very hot.
"Not wearing enough hairspray and teasing in my hair? Also a bad idea."
She is all but begging fans to forgive her for being a human.
"I just have to apologize for how wrecked I look in all the pictures that have come out."
The heat, she says, was a massive factor.
"I was literally melting. By the time I got to the red carpet, I was honestly melting."
If you live in a dry area, heat is like an oven. If you live in a humid and hot area, heat is like a sauna. It's worse.
"My hair was flat, my makeup was running off my face."
She makes it clear exactly why, in her mind, this is such a transgression.
"And I looked like I had completely forgotten I was an actress in this business who is supposed to look [perfect] when you step on the red carpet."
She assures fans that she will not look like this on 9-1-1, a show about which she is very excited.
"That is not what I'm going to look like on the show."
Few actors look the same on the red carpet as they do on television.
"I'm going to have makeup on my face."
That's a given.
"I'm not going to be sweating."
That's the dream.
"I'm not going to be overwhelmed by being in front of a red carpet and crews again."
"Honestly, I apologize."
Does she really need to apologize? Surely most fans are nuanced enough to understand that she won't always look like she did in 1999.
"I should've really gotten it together!"
She says that her two toddlers had kept her up "all night."
"It was our first time traveling with them."
There's a time zone difference. It's a lot. And this isn't her first #MommyLife mishap.
"Traveling with toddlers…wow. I had no idea. I mean, I waited this long because I knew that it was going to be hard."
But she makes it clear that she's not shaming them for being toddlers.
"First of all, let me say: My kids were ballers. Amazing! They did a great job."
And she gives a big shout-out to her partner in crime, Brian Hallisay.
"My husband is a saint."
Credit where credit is due.
"He really held it all together."
Overall, Hewitt says that it was a positive experience.
"I had an amazing time in New York, I had an amazing time with my family, but I'm happy to be home!"
"I'm going to be killing my boxing workouts again, getting in great shape mentally, physically, and emotionally for all that's ahead when we start the season."
It sounds like she's really trying to assure people that she's going to be "TV hot" again.
"I'm just feeling really grateful, so I hope you're excited. I'm excited."
Fans are, of course, excited.
"And I'm really sorry for looking like a hot mess on the red carpet yesterday. Oh, my God!"
She really dozen need to apologize. Especially not this many times.
"I was so hot! I was like literally melting. Like, melting. Melting! But…I had a blast!"