He just couldn’t help himself

Brett Goldstein won big at this year’s Emmy Awards. The actor, who won last year for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, repeated his victory in the same category for 2022.

Fans of Ted Lasso were thrilled, even more so when Goldstein channeled his inner Roy Kent during this acceptance speech. “I’m really going to try not to swear,” he said on stage. “The last time I was here, I was told not to swear and I did and I’m sorry,” he started his speech.

Apparently, when you swear on stage in America it means repercussions in England. “It meant the feed got cut back home in the UK so my family never got to hear me say this so thank you for this second chance.”

We continued, “Mom, dad, Tara… I f–king love you, I really do. I’m so sorry, thank you very much.” And that was that.

Goldstein had some stuff competition when it came to his fellow nominees. He beat out fellow nominees Anthony Carrigan (Barry), Tyler James Williams (Abbott Elementary), Tony Shalhoub (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), Henry Winkler (Barry), Bowen Yang (Saturday Night Live), and his Ted Lasso costars Toheeb Jimoh and Nick Mohammed.

If you haven’t caught the Ted Lasso bug, now is the perfect time. The series is heading into its third and final season on Apple TV+, so catching up with seasons one and two is a must.

The show follows lead character Ted, an American football coach who takes over an English soccer squad. In addition to the lovable Jason Sudeikis, the series also includes Hannah Waddingham, Juno Temple, Jeremy Swift, Phil Dunster, Brendan Hunt, Sarah Niles, and of course Brett Goldstein.

According to Rolling Stone, the world almost missed out on the magic that is Roy Kent as we know him. Goldstein told the magazine that he originally was hired only as a writer. Thankfully, he went on to star in the grumpy role that has since earned him to Emmy Awards.

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