Sean Spicer Responds to Emmys Cameo: 'It's a Real Honor to Be Invited'
Sean Spicer made headlines Sunday night when he surprised with an appearance at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles during host Stephen Colbert’s opening monologue — and he’s got no regrets about turning up on TV’s biggest night.
“It’s an honor,” the former White House Press Secretary told The Hollywood Reporter. “I have a lot of respect for folks who do what they do in film and on television, so it’s a real honor to be invited.”
The publication revealed that the 45-year-old happily posed for pictures with anyone who asked and clutched a large beer as a “mob of well-wishers” formed around him at the awards show. While Spicer couldn’t walk two feet without “being besieged by more photos requests,” J.J. Abrams, who is set to write and direct “Star Wars: Episode IX,” walked by with ease.
Spicer revealed that when it came to his appearance, he didn’t think twice about accepting the offer.
“I had a conversation with Stephen [Colbert] and his executive producer,” he explained. “They came up with the concept, and I thought it was kinda funny. I said I’d be there.”
At the ceremony, Spicer pushed out a podium and declared “This will be the largest audience to witness an Emmys. Period. Both in person and around the world.” The statement made light of his message concerning President Trump’s inauguration.
Spicer said he wasn’t worried about any negative reviews he might receive for his appearance.
“I was more worried about the logistical reactions,” he admitted. “I’ve never wheeled a podium before. The one I’m used to is pretty stationary.”