Jennifer Love Hewitt Shares Story About Getting Drunk With Betty White

Jennifer Love Hewitt has revealed she and Betty White once got drunk in public together. Hewitt is currently starring on the Fox drama 9-1-1, which she joined in season 2 as operator Maddie Buckley. She first came to fame in the ’90s with roles in the Fox drama Party of Five and movies like Can’t Hardly Wait and I Know What You Did Last Summer.

White, who turned 99 in January, is appearing in an upcoming Lifetime Christmas movie out later this year. A Hollywood icon, she’s worked steadily since the 1940s, starring in such classic TV sitcoms as The Mary Tyler Moore Show and The Golden Girls. She’s also had a prolific film career, working with many of the industry’s biggest names. White and Hewitt worked together on a Hallmark movie, The Lost Valentine, in 2011. Hewitt played journalist Susan Allison, who’s working on a profile of White’s character, Caroline Thomas. White was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie for her performance in The Lost Valentine.

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In Hewitt’s recent appearance on The Drew Barrymore Show, she lists her friendship with White as one of the “fun facts” about her and appears to reveal the pair have hung out on multiple occasions. Hewitt said of White:

Pizza and vodka are her favorites, she also loves hot dogs and she cheats at Scrabble horribly, but she’s Betty White so you just let her win. One of the only times that I’ve been like super drunk was with Betty in public and she veered off into a bush and I thought, ‘Oh my gosh I’m going to kill the national treasure Betty White.’ And then she loves to end her nights with you by eating gummy bears. She’s everything you want her to be, she’s the best and I just love her to pieces.

Hewitt provides no other details, such as when she and White last saw each other. Still, it makes for a completely charming story, from the detail about White eating gummy bears to the fact she cheats at Scrabble. Perhaps pizza, vodka, and hot dogs are the secret to White’s longevity. Either that, or she’s 99 years old and just wants to live life to the fullest, as she has earned the right to.

White hasn’t worked quite as much over the past couple years, and with the pandemic, it’s uncertain when it would be safe for someone of her age to return to a set. However, Hewitt’s hilarious story should be enough to start the campaign for a buddy comedy starring the two actresses. Ideally, the script would include White and Hewitt drinking together, allowing audiences to see Hewitt’s anecdote come to life. White and Hewitt have both been in the industry long enough that they should have the connections to make a potential movie happen. Based on Hewitt‘s story alone, it seems destined to be a success.

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