‘9-1-1’ Star Connie Britton Admits She’d Never Be A First Responder In Real Life

On Global’s hit drama “9-1-1”, Connie Britton plays a 911 dispatch operator, keeping a cool head while responding to horrific emergency situations that would throw most people into a panic.

Chatting with Seth Meyers on Monday night’s edition of “Late Night”, the former “Friday Night Lights” star admits that what viewers see on “9-1-1” is acting, because she would never be able to handle that job in real life.

“I would literally never ever be doing that job in real life,” said Britton, 51. “There’s just no question about that in my mind. I don’t know how I would be. I honestly don’t know.”

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“I can’t imagine what I would do if I’m instructing a person who is about to be attacked by a tiger, what they should be doing. No idea.”

During the interview, Britton also discussed some of the weirder emergency calls on the show, including one that Meyers said he found to be “scarier than a tiger” when someone called 911 thinking “their stomach was exploding,” which actually turned out to be a 100-foot tapeworm.

“And then we shot a scene where Oliver Stark — who is a very young, lovely, handsome fireman on the show — has to pull the tapeworm out of the guy’s booty,” she explained.

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You can catch Britton on “9-1-1”, airing Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Global; you can also watch full episodes of “9-1-1” online.

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