Kelly Clarkson Guest Stars on Her Favorite Television Show

Kelly Clarkson on set to film her guest role

The Kelly Clarkson Show / YouTube Kelly Clarkson on set to film her guest role

“The Voice” coach and “American Idol” champion Kelly Clarkson is the first to admit that she does not enjoy acting. The “Since U Been Gone” singer is known to crack jokes about her role in “From Justin to Kelly”, which she filmed with her “Idol” runner-up Justin Guarini after their season ended (per a contractual obligation).

This week, however, Clarkson was persuaded to accept a guest role on one of her favorite shows, ABC’s “The Rookie”, starring Nathan Fillion. Clarkson played herself in the January 17, 2023 episode’s cold open. In the episode, Clarkson was bringing balloons and flowers to somebody in the hospital when Fillion’s character, officer John Nolan, and his colleagues all pile into the elevator with her. One officer even takes the moment to let Kelly know she is a huge fan.

See a clip of Clarkson’s guest appearance below.

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“The Kelly Clarkson Show” production team surprised host Clarkson with some of her favorite things during the April 22, 2022 episode (ahead of Clarkson’s April 24 birthday). Not only was Clarkson treated to margaritas, chips, and a mariachi band, but her special guests were the cast of “The Rookie”.

Clarkson interviewed them all about what their work life is, and the cast opened up about playing games and having fun together day in and day out while on set. “I feel bad for the directors,” Mekia Cox said, “because they come in and their job is to get through the day, get through all of their scenes, but they usually have to add on – when we’re all there at the same time – they have to add on an hour to the day because they know that we’re going to be talking, playing games.”

Cast member Melissa O’Neil (who won season three of the singing competition show “Canadian Idol”) says that because of all the talking on set, the writers have decreased the number of full cast scenes as the seasons have gone along.

Clarkson ends the interview by congratulating “The Rookie” cast on their season five renewal, and Nathan Fillion asked if the singer would “do us the honor” of appearing on an episode in the fifth season. Clarkson begrudgingly agreed, “just so I can hang out”.

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Kelly Clarkson Goes Behind the Scenes of Her ‘The Rookie’ Cameo

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“The Rookie” cast member Jenna Dewan appeared on Kelly Clarkson’s talk show on the day of Clarkson’s “Rookie” cameo, and Clarkson shared a behind-the-scenes video from her day on set shooting her guest appearance.

“I only interview actors I’m never around them,” Clarkson said, “So it’s interesting to see them in their character.”

The episode’s director, Tori Garrett, walked Clarkson through her blocking in the elevator, telling her she just had to stand put in the elevator set while the rest of the cast filled in around her, and that all Clarkson had to do was react to them.

Despite feeling confident that she could handle the small role, Clarkson admitted that she was still “very nervous. Like sweaty kind of nervous. Like oh my god, I put on deodorant kind of nervous.”

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