Merritt Wever Explains ‘Gotta Go’ Emmys Speech

Sep 23, 2013 11:52am
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Merritt Wever surprised her fans and colleagues by giving what might have been the shortest Emmys acceptance speech of all time Sunday night. After she won the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series award, the visibly nervous “Nurse Jackie” actress, simply stuttered, “Thank you so much. Um, I gotta go. Bye.”

So, what happened?

“I want to thank a lot of people; it’s happening again,” Wever, 33, told reporters backstage. “I wanted to thank everybody at Showtime. I wanted to thank, most of all, Edie Falco. I wanted to thank Edie Falco very badly. It’s very hard to do those! Sorry.”

Falco is the “Nurse Jackie” series star.

 

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Still, the honor clearly meant a lot to Wever, although she wasn’t quite sure how to put the feeling into words.

“I’m scared, honestly,” she said. “I’m scared because it was unexpected.

“I don’t know how to feel yet,” she continued, nervously. “I have therapy next week!”

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