Jennifer Love Hewitt Apologizes for 'Looking Like a Hot Mess' on First Red Carpet in 4 Years
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The new star of "9-1-1" says, "I had completely forgotten I was an actress in this business who is supposed to look [perfect] when you step on the red carpet."

After four years out of the spotlight, Jennifer Love Hewitt returned to the red carpet at the Fox Upfront presentation this week, and apparently had forgotten just how hot that spotlight can be.

After promoting her casting in Ryan Murphy's "9-1-1," the actress took to her Instagram story Tuesday to apologize for "looking like a hot mess" on the red carpet Monday.

"We go to the Upfront yesterday and nobody tells me the day is going to be like 12 hours long and the humidity is going to be almost 100 percent in New York City," Hewitt said. "So, I just have to apologize. Wearing a black suit? Not a good idea. Not wearing enough hairspray and teasing in my hair? Also a bad idea."

She went on to add, "I just have to apologize for how wrecked I look in all the pictures that have come out. I was literally melting. By the time I got to the red carpet, I was honestly melting. My hair was flat, my makeup was running off my face and I looked like I had completely forgotten I was an actress in this business who is supposed to look [perfect] when you step on the red carpet."

We think Hewitt, who stepped away from acting to focus on motherhood after a run on "Criminal Minds," looked great. There's nothing wrong with letting your natural beauty shine! But Hewitt seemed very concerned with that natural shine herself.

"That is not what I'm going to look like on the show. I'm going to have makeup on my face. I'm not going to be sweating. I'm not going to be overwhelmed by being in front of a red carpet and crews again. Honestly, I apologize. I should've really gotten it together," she continued.

She vowed that she would be getting in shape physically, mentally and emotionally for when filming resumes on "9-1-1," which moves into its second season on Mondays at 9 p.m. ET. Hewitt steps in to fill a vacancy on the show after Connie Britton departed the show following its first season. She will portray a new 911 operator and the sister to Oliver Stark's Buck.

"I'm just feeling really grateful, so I hope you're excited," Hewitt said of this new opportunity. "I'm excited. And I'm really sorry for looking like a hot mess on the red carpet yesterday. Oh, my God! I was so hot! I was like literally melting. Like, melting. Melting! But ... I had a blast!"

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