Jenna Fischer did not skip on her guest appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Monday even though a wardrobe malfunction may have prompted her to. Instead, the actress wore a towel and bravely appeared on TV.
"The show must go on." This is what Fischer told Kimmel when she appeared on his program wearing a white towel, jeans, and heels. At the start of the segment, the actress walked out carrying a burgundy dress. She greeted the show host and waved at the crowd before she placed the dress neatly on the couch beside her.
"What's going on? What happened? No one's in that dress," Kimmel laughs as he asks the actress.
"So this was my outfit for tonight," Fischer says and motions toward her dress. "I waited a little too long to get dressed and then my zipper broke and I panicked."
Kimmel laughs at the hilarious scenario but tells Fischer that she "did the right thing."
"You know, I am a Missouri girl and the show must go on," she says, before adding that she has never been more comfortable.
"Mentally, I'm a little freaking out that I'm on a talk show in a towel, but I'm physically very comfortable," Fischer adds.
Kimmel quips that he feels like he ran into the actress at the spa. He then paints a scenario where he and Fischer accidentally bump into each other while waiting to get a massage.
"Like, we're at a destination wedding together and you went to get a massage and I'm waiting to get a massage, and you came out, and I'm like, 'Oh, hey, how's it going,' and it's a little bit weird," Kimmel jokes.
'Splitting Up Together'
During her Monday' appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Fischer talked about her new show Splitting Up Together. They discussed her costars Oliver Hudson, who plays her on-screen husband, and his famous mother Goldie Hawn, whom she is a huge fan of.
The Office actress also shared a few details about Splitting Up Together, which focuses on a divorced couple who decides to still live under the same roof for the sake of their children.
"One of us each week is going to live in an apartment in the garage and the other's gonna stay in the house and take care of the kids," Fischer says and tells Kimmel that this setup is called "bird nesting" and is a thing now among divorced couples. It is a practical approach to keeping the kids at home instead of them packing a bag each week to visit either parent's house.