Tyler James Williams Had No Thought Eddie Murphy Gave Him a Golden Globes Standing Ovation: “Nonetheless Attempting to Course of This”

Tyler James Williams has been a lifelong Eddie Murphy fan, however he hadn’t realized till just lately that the comedy celebrity is in his nook as properly.

Williams, who stars on ABC’s Abbott Elementary, appeared on NBC’s The Tonight Present on Friday, the place he advised host Jimmy Fallon that he and Murphy have been requested to pose collectively for a photograph on the Golden Globes crimson carpet final month. Nonetheless, the interplay was fairly low-key, as Williams recalled that Murphy didn’t say a phrase to him however merely gave a thumbs-up.

Fallon went on to ask about the truth that Murphy was seen on digital camera standing up and applauding when Williams gained his award later that night.

“Lights are actually vivid, so I can’t actually see something, and I don’t know the way individuals discuss by way of that award wrap-it-up factor as a result of it begins blinking instantly,” Williams recalled of taking the stage to simply accept his prize. “So I’m simply making an attempt to get off of stage as quick as I can, and it wasn’t till I received again to my seat that there was a bunch of textual content messages of individuals saying, ‘Eddie stood for you.’ And I used to be like, ‘What doest that imply?’ After which they despatched me the photograph, and I’m nonetheless making an attempt to course of this.”

At that time within the dialog, Fallon held up a picture of Murphy giving the standing ovation. Williams continued, “So I spent the following three or 4 days after the Globes making an attempt to get involved with Eddie Murphy to say, ‘I didn’t see you — I’m so sorry. However you imply the world to me.’ So I’m simply now processing the Globe as a result of I spent a lot time making an attempt to course of that.”

Fallon then stated that Murphy is thought to look at The Tonight Present, main Williams to look into the digital camera and thank the Beverly Hills Cop star for the gesture.