Jimmy Fallon’s opening segment for last night’s Emmys was chock full of fun surprises, starting with the unexpected appearance by TLC’s Kate Gosselin. Dressed in a gown from her memorable run on Dancing with the Stars, Gosselin actually began the skit as the butt of a joke: Fallon and Tina Fey refused to let her sing and dance in their impromptu glee club. Eventually, Gosselin joined in on the fun and went on to perform live on stage during the NBC telecast.
After the show, Gosselin said the whole experience was a real gas, even though she had very little practice time. “It was scary, it was like going back to the days of Dancing with the Stars,” she told EW exclusively at a party hosted by Entertainment Tonight. “ But everybody was just as nervous as I was. They are not dancers, really, so it made me feel a lot more comfortable. It was like my redemption for Dancing with the Stars. It was like, you know what? I am not going to be nervous, it is not going to steal my excitement and my joy. I am doing this. It was so fun. Major adrenaline.”
In fact, performing alongside the likes of Fey, Jon Hamm and Joel McHale made Gosselin think that maybe there’s more to this Hollywood thing than just doing reality shows. “Doing that little part in the skit was so amazing for me, being around so many wonderful actors. I so want to give it a try!” Gosselin said. “I think it is so fun to be somebody else, to get out of me and be somebody else.”
Going into Emmy season, Gosselin said she was just hoping that someone would give her Emmy tickets. “Then my manager called me and said, `well actually…’ and I was like oh my gosh! It was Jimmy Fallon’s personal invitation to have me in it. I love him. I so love him. It was a lot of fun, the most fun thing I have done in so long.”