During a virtual board to show ABC’s TCADuring the summer press tour, “Abbott Elementary” star Bronson, creator and star, was asked Kimmel lying on stage when she won Monday Night Comedy Writing Award. She reiterated her previous comments that she is not bothered by what happened, noting that she will appear on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Wednesday.
“I expect we’ll have a good old-fashioned time,” she said. “I’ve spoken with Jimmy since then, and I think no matter what, it’s important to just show that Abbott Elementary premieres next week. It’s going to be a good time and maybe you should just tune in and watch.”
“I thought she played funny in the room,” said Lisa Ann Walter, who co-stars in the series.
But Ralph, who received her own Emmy that night for her supporting comedian, disagreed.
“I was so confused. I didn’t know what was going on,” she said. “I was like, ‘I wish the guy would get off the floor.’ Then I realized it was Jimmy Kimmel, and I was like, ‘Oh, disrespectful, Jimmy!” But that’s just me.” She laughed before adding sarcastically: Sorry! I’m so sorry, it was so cool he was lying on the floor during her wonderful acceptance speech!
“I told him too! On his face!” continued Ralph.
The committee also allowed the Abbott Elementary team to discuss what’s coming in their second season, which will premiere on September 21. For example, Season 2 will spend some time off the school grounds and in the characters’ homes.
“It was important to make sure it didn’t overwhelm this workplace comedy, but in order to flesh out the back stories of these characters a bit more and give viewers something they didn’t have in season one, we thought it would be great to delve into their back stories,” Bronson said. Home is a great place to learn more about the character.”
Tyler James Williams explained why he disagrees with the entertainment adage that it’s best to avoid having kids on set: “Kids know what they’re doing if you give them the chance to know what they’re doing.”
“It was really cool to get them involved in the learning process of all of that. They add a certain thing to this show that you can’t get anywhere else, because they are not very professional,” he said. “They do a very good job, but they don’t try to plan their career right away. We get a lot of really fun energy here. They respond in scenes like us, and as an actor, and that keeps it from getting stale. For me, I just didn’t get along with that feeling. It makes you more diverse. It gives us more to play with. I don’t think it stops us at all in any way, shape, or form.”