Christopher Jackson Tries "Hard To Not Be Embarrassed" for Fox 5 Anchors Interviewing Him About Hamilton (Video)

News   Christopher Jackson Tries "Hard To Not Be Embarrassed" for Fox 5 Anchors Interviewing Him About Hamilton (Video)
 
Christopher Jackson, who plays George Washington in the Broadway musical Hamilton, was welcomed as a guest on WNYW-Fox 5's local morning show "Good Day New York" Aug. 18 by the two hosts dressed Hamilton-style in period costumes and periwigs. However, minutes into the interview, Jackson was taken aback by how they conducted themselves.

Hosts Greg Kelly and Rosanna Scotto asked Jackson about the show and what he's learned about playing the first President, although they admitted to not having seen Hamilton before the interview.

They ended with an attempt at free-style rapping, saying, "If you're in a duel, you gotta be a fool. This is gun-play polite. No drive-by at night!," but concluded that they'd be better off leaving it to the cast.

Following the interview, Jackson sounded off on his personal Facebook page (Jackson's publicist gave Playbill.com permission to use his Facebook statuses). 

"Yep folks....that's life in the damn circus.... ‪#‎notsurprised‬ ‪#‎speechless‬," he first posted. 

He then added, "Can't remember a time where I found myself having to try so hard to NOT be embarrassed for someone as I was this morning. What some people fail to realize...when you try to take the piss at something you know NOTHING about, you risk making yourself look incredibly small, petty, and uniformed. I KNOW what I do. Will ALWAYS comport myself and act in an honorable way, especially when I'm talking about my art/work. I've never been a bafoon in MY work. Clowns"  Earlier in the day, however, Jackson was looking forward to being on the show, posting, "Getting ready to be on Fox5 Good Day New York to talk about HAMILTON! If you're in NYC, turn on Channel 5 and tune in! This should fun!" He added a link to Scotto's tweet welcoming him to the show and said, "This Morning keeps getting better and better!!! ‪#‎Hamilton‬ ‪#‎GDNY‬ https://t.co/64CzWX1QpY" 

Watch the interview below:

Jackson also tweeted his feelings following the interview:

 

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