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Jenna Fischer Wore a Towel on ‘Jimmy Kimmel’ After a Last-Minute Wardrobe Malfunction

Credit is due to Jenna Fischer, former Office star, for dealing with a wardrobe malfunction with creative aplomb.

Fischer, who’s on the press circuit promoting her new ABC show Splitting Up Together, was Jimmy Kimmel‘s guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Monday night. Unfortunately, she experienced some technical difficulties with the gown she had selected for the evening. Without time to find an alternative, Fischer proved that the show would, indeed, go on — so she wrapped a towel around her torso and appeared on Kimmel’s couch in the unexpected attire, bringing out the failed dress to explain the situation.

“I waited a little too long to get dressed, and then my zipper broke. And I panicked,” a somewhat flustered Fischer explained to a surprised Kimmel.

Her outfit did have its upsides, though: “I’ve never been more comfortable,” she continued as she settled into the look. “I am mentally a little freaking out that I’m on a talk show in a towel, but I’m physically very comfortable.”

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“I feel like I ran into you at the spa,” Kimmel offered.

She paired the impromptu terry cloth top with a pair of jeans, and showed it off on Instagram later. Someone give this actress an award for Best Bathroom-Appropriated Attire.

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Jenna Fischer was booked on Jimmy Kimmel Live this past Monday, April 2, when disaster struck backstage! A zipper malfunction rendered the dress she was planning on wearing useless. With nothing else to wear, the Office actress improvised and came out on television wearing nothing but a white towel and jeans.

So @JennaFischer came on our show in a towel last night… ? pic.twitter.com/AGt0InfWwb

— Jimmy Kimmel Live (@JimmyKimmelLive) April 3, 2018

Fischer’s new outfit certainly made for a memorable interview.

Backstage at #Kimmel with @JennaFischer #SplittingUpTogether pic.twitter.com/wejpfISIPq

— Jimmy Kimmel Live (@JimmyKimmelLive) April 3, 2018

[email protected] in a towel! #SplittingUpTogether pic.twitter.com/B7NR8jKaxX

— Jimmy Kimmel Live (@JimmyKimmelLive) April 3, 2018

Twitter users looking at photos were perplexed.

Why is Pam wearing a towel https://t.co/zvbQGx1xY0

— Rose Jarvis (@rosemaryjune99) April 3, 2018

Are you wearing just like…a white towel? You look amazing lol

— yodel hater (@ChrisAlbrechtt) April 3, 2018

But they all agreed—she pulled off the look.

girl i love you SO much but are you wearing a towel
and if you are please explain why
you make it look GOOD

— kelly (@mariocobbler) April 3, 2018

Jenna Fischer can wear a damn towel as a shirt and still look like a goddess. https://t.co/TBoYtzIBDZ

— courtney??? (@bluesbabe574) April 3, 2018

… how did Jenna Fischer literally wear a white towel and jeans onstage and still look better than me in my best outfit https://t.co/sMixACcHne

— Lauren (@lauuren_raay) April 3, 2018

And, of course, there was also some snark.

Question: Who are you wearing?
Answer: Bed, Bath & Beyond!

— Patrick Pauley (@riotfan) April 4, 2018

Of course… Jim didn’t check the bag again for the extra dress. #cece #christening pic.twitter.com/ze65ZDJJdF

— Samich Mayo (@Samichmayo) April 4, 2018

To be fair, she can really rock a towel. Bold fashion choice.

— ?Amanda? (@_Amanda_1984) April 3, 2018

Fischer proved that, with enough poise, it doesn’t matter what you wear on television!

pic.twitter.com/WSlzduoPSD

— Doug (@DougPerry7) April 3, 2018

H/T – Twitter, Mashable

Actress Jenna Fischer showed up to her interview with Jimmy Kimmel on Monday wearing nothing but a white bath towel and blue jeans.

“I waited a little too long to get dressed and then my zipper broke and I panicked,” Fischer said, with the burgundy dress she intended to were lying on the couch beside her.

“I am a Missouri girl and the show must go on,” she said. “I’ve never been more comfortable.

“I’m mentally freaking out I’m on a talk show in a towel, but I’m physically very comfortable,” she added.

“The Office” star also shared an image of her late-night look on Twitter, confusing some fans and humoring others.

“Girl I love you so much, but are you wearing a towel? And if you are, please explain why? You make it look good,” one Twitter user said.

“Pushing the boundaries — turns up in a towel. I hope there’s a full explanation during the interview,” another follower said.

Fischer appeared on the show to discuss her new sitcom “Splitting Up Together,” a show about a divorced couple who decides to stay in the family home with their children.

“It’s a thing now. It’s called bird nesting and it’s something that divorced couples are doing,” she said. “Rather than having the kids pack a bag each week and go to different parent homes, the parents alternate in the family home.”

“Splitting Up Together” airs Tuesdays at 9:30 p.m. on ABC.

The Office’s Jenna Fischer turned up for Jimmy Kimmel’s show in a towel after her dress malfunctioned

A wardrobe malfunction would be a nightmare for anyone but not for Jenna Fischer. The Office actor turned up for Jimmy Kimmel Live on Tuesday in a towel and a pair of jeans after the zipper for her dress broke just before the interview.

As she entered the studio stage, she waved to the cheering audience with one hand and carried her dress in another. She placed it on the couch for all to see and took a seat herself.

“So, this was my outfit for tonight,” she said, “and I waited a little too long to get dressed. And then my zipper broke, and I panicked.” Jenna didn’t let that keep her from owning the night though. “I’m a Missouri girl,” she said, “and the show must go on.”

Kimmel was not one to find faults in her outfit choice and said, “Well, I’m not complaining, for sure.” Jenna said that while she was physically very comfortable in her towel, she was still ‘mentally freaking out.’

Jenna was on the show to talk about her upcoming series, Splitting Up Together. The show is about a couple who have decided to divorce but still live under the same roof for their kids.

Jenna gained popularity as the demure office secretary, Pam Beesly on The Office. The show was hugely popular and ran from 2005 to 2013.

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You might recognize Jenna Fischer in the cardigans and button-downs she wore as Pam on The Office, but the actress showed up on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night in something a little more unorthodox: a towel.

Fischer came out for a segment promoting her new ABC show Splitting Up Together holding up a burgundy dress still on the hanger much to the host’s surprise. “What happened?” Jimmy Kimmel questioned. “Why do you ask?” she teased.

So @JennaFischer came on our show in a towel last night… 🤣 pic.twitter.com/AGt0InfWwb

— Jimmy Kimmel Live (@JimmyKimmelLive) April 3, 2018

It turns out Fischer had waited “a little too long” to get dressed for the show, and when she went to get ready, the zipper broke. Faced with a time crunch, she pulled on the jeans she’d worn to the studio and wrapped a towel around her top before making an entrance.

“I’m a Missouri girl … and the show must go on,” the St. Louis native explained. While her wardrobe didn’t go according to plan, Fischer admitted the towel had its pros.

Onstage! @JimmyKimmel – Tonight on ABC! #KIMMEL pic.twitter.com/O6DszkgmDY

— Jenna Fischer (@jennafischer) April 3, 2018

“I am mentally a little freaking out that I’m on a talk show in a towel, but I’m physically very comfortable,” she stated.

“I feel like I ran into you at the spa,” Kimmel joked. “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.”

[email protected] in a towel! #SplittingUpTogether pic.twitter.com/B7NR8jKaxX

— Jimmy Kimmel Live (@JimmyKimmelLive) April 3, 2018

After the two had some fun with the mishap, they delved into more typical talk show fare plugging Fisher’s new show about a divorced couple co-parenting. One thing they didn’t answer? What happened to the shirt Jenna wore when she arrived at the taping.

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While the mystery remains, it looks like this mom of two knows how to roll with the punches!

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