On Conan, Billy Eichner recalled seeing a lonely former White House press secretary Sean Spicer in the green room backstage at the Emmys. According to Eichner, the only person who would speak to Spicer was the star of Young Sheldon, 9-year-old Iain Armitage.
Spicer made a surprise appearance at the award show to spoof his first presidential press conference, during which he blatantly lied about the size of President Trump’s inauguration crowd. His appearance was one of the highlights of the awards evening, but he wasn’t popular backstage. Even young Armitage had ulterior motives for speaking to him.
“So the little actor who plays young Sheldon … he’s talking to Sean Spicer — and no one else will talk to Sean Spicer — and then even young Sheldon comes up to me and Jim Parsons and says, ‘Is that the real Sean Spicer?’ Like, even young Sheldon thought it might have been Melissa McCarthy. He was very confused,” Eichner said.
According to Eichner, Armitage was disappointed to find out he had spoken to the real Sean Spicer.
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