Sheryl Lee Ralph couldn’t imagine it, asking herself, “Is that this actually occurring?”
The star of ABC’s sitcom “Abbott Elementary”, 65, appeared on Late Evening with Seth Meyers on Tuesday — the place she talked about her function on the present, profitable her first Emmy, and Beyoncé sending her flowers.
“You had been so shocked you gained, you sat in your chair for a very long time,” Meyers recalled concerning the night time he introduced Ralph the golden statue on the 74th Emmy Awards on Sept. 12.
“Seth after they referred to as my title, it was like all the pieces simply turned to mush, and I used to be in some surreal place,” stated the “Dreamgirls” actress.
“I used to be like is that this actually occurring, did they actually simply name my title — after which I hear Quinta [Brunson] and Tyler [James] say ‘Stand up!’”
Meyers talked concerning the many individuals who reached out to Ralph after her Emmy’s win, together with a well-known queen.
“Sure child!” Ralph screamed. “Beyoncé despatched me flowers!”
The acclaimed singer additionally wrote a observe with the flowers despatched to Ralph: “To the unique Dreamgirl, sending you a stunning congratulations.”
Beyoncé performed Ralph’s identical character — Deena Jones — within the 2006 movie “Dreamgirls”, a musical primarily based on the legendary Nineteen Sixties feminine trio, The Supremes.
Ralph was featured within the 1981 authentic “Dreamgirls”, which was a Broadway musical.
Ralph, who performs a loving kindergarten instructor named Barbara Howard, talked about how educators throughout the nation love the sitcom “Abbott Elementary”.
“They’re lastly not the butt of the joke, however the coronary heart of the present.”