Fedotowsky, who previously worked for the entertainment channel as a correspondent, said that the “Prisoners” star made her cry in her first red-carpet gig.
Recalled Fedotowsky: “Jake Gyllenhaal shows up for the red carpet … I’m gonna kill it … He walks up, I’m shaking in my heels — which, I’m horrible in heels — and I say to him, ‘Hi, Jake who’d you bring tonight?’ Like, for a date, like, who’s your date tonight? He goes ‘bye bye’ and walked away from me. I looked back at the camera, my producer, and I started crying.”
Fedotowsky said she feared she would be fired at the time because she failed to produce any answers from one of the movie’s stars. She claimed Gyllenhaal then iced another reporter.
“There’s an interviewer next to me, and her question to him was, ‘So if you don’t get an Oscar for this film, those tattoos totally should,’ because he was all tatted up for his film, and he goes ‘bye’ and walked away because he is a serious actor,” Fedotowsky said.
“I’ve walked so many red carpets because of ‘The Bachelorette’ and done countless interviews, and I know how easy it is to be nice,” said Fedotowsky.
The TV personality said being at the receiving end of cranky A-listers made it the “least favorite job I ever had” and said it wore on her confidence and “ate away at my soul.”
Fedotowsky left E! after less than two years in 2015. Now a married mother of two, she describes herself as a “Dog Lover, Blogger, jump rope enthusiast” on Twitter.
At the recent Oscars, model-turned-reporter Ashley Graham learned the hard way about unreceptive celebrities. She asked standard red-carpet questions to actor Hugh Grant, who went viral for appearing snooty and bored. Graham’s takeaway? “You know what, my mama told me to kill people with kindness. So there ya go.”