Actress Rashida Jones showed great composure on the red carpet at the 2015 Screen Actors Guild Awards Sunday night. Called over for an interview by TNT’s Danielle Demski, Jones was told how beautiful her dress was.
Then, in an awkward faux pas, Demski stated, “You look like you’ve just come off an island or something. You’re very tan, very tropical.”
According to the Daily Mail, Jones’ casually replied “‘I mean, you know, I’m ethnic,” causing Demski and her co-host to burst out in embarrassed laughter.
Jones played the awkward moment off lightheartedly, even doing a small curtsy and continuing the interview without skipping a beat.
Jones went on to discuss her new role, and with fondness, her friendship with former co-star Amy Poehler and the final season of Parks and Recreation.
“We text everyday, all day.”
Parks and Rec fans were likely amused when Demski’s co-host suggested we see Rashida’s character Ann Perkins fall into the “pit,” as it was the central story that prompted the premise of the sitcom.
“No! No more pit!” Jones insisted with a laugh
Later in the evening, Jones and co-presenter Andy Samberg went on to humorously announce the award for Best Ensemble in a Drama TV Series.
“Any actor worth their salt knows that preparation is key,” deadpanned Samberg.
“And any actor worth a cr** knows that sweat leads to glory,” Jones retorted.
The two continued to amuse the crowd as they repeatedly traded creative comparisons of what it was like to be a dramatic actor, including “a horse’s teat” and “a frog’s green uterus,” before eventually bestowing the award upon the cast of Downton Abbey.
Rashida Jones, the daughter of legendary music producer Quincy Jones and actress Peggy Lipton, is of mixed heritage. She is best known for her roles on NBC’s The Office and Parks and Recreation, and can be seen in the upcoming Steve and Nancy Carrell-produced comedy Angie Tribeca on TBS.
Angie Tribeca, according to TV Line, is a satirical look at police procedures. Jones plays a 10-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department’s RHCU (Really Heinous Crimes Unit) who is less than thrilled to be assigned a partner.
Angie Tribeca is set to release later this year with a minimum 10 episode run. Besides Jones, the series also stars Dear John alumni Jere Burns. The pilot episode features cameos by veteran actors Alfred Molina, Lisa Kudrow, and Rashida’s real life parents. No specific air date has been announced.
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