There are only three things that you need when attending television’s night of nights, according to The Good Place star Jameela Jamil.
When asked to reveal her clutch’s contents on the red (well, purple) carpet, the first two – lipstick and phone – seemed pretty par for the course. The final item, however, was a little weirder.
Yep, it turns out that the one thing that Jameela is hoping will prevent her from “punching a celebrity in the face out of hunger” is a pack of cheese strings, AKA shrink-wrapped lunchbox nostalgia.
Cheese strings are a schoolyard classic, and every kid had them – unless you were lactose intolerant, or were boujee enough for Babybel. Chances are you’ve either fought a fellow student over the dairy delight, or had a piece hurled at you during recess shenanigans.
It’s no wonder that Jameela was prepared enough to bring a hangriness-buster – this actual legend turned up to the Emmys despite being dogged by gastritis, even getting hooked up to an IV to make it there. The sickness has caught up with her though, so she sadly won’t make it on stage when The Good Place wins Outstanding Comedy Series. Which is a matter of if and not when – I said what I said!
Jameela Jamil has been proving herself to be an icon ever since she debuted in her breakout role as Tahani in The Good Place. She has also been busy using her platform to outclass trolls and bring attention to the body shaming habits of the tabloids.
She posts airbrush-free photos to Instagram, and is more than happy to get into a Twitter feud in defense of herself and other women.
For a star who’s been on the cover of dozens of magazines, Jameela is surprisingly down to earth. Whether it’s eating stringy cheese at an awards ceremony, or mistakenly curling her hair with a sex toy, she is truly a relatable queen.