The 45-year-old actor discussed the green off-the shoulder gown with a ruffled hem that she wore for the 74th annual TV awards during a red carpet interview with E!’s Live on Monday. She completed the look with a diamond necklace and a white purse.
During the interview, via People, Laverne Cox asked Lynskey for her thoughts about the outfit and said: “What are you feeling — princess, bad b****, queen, what are you feeling tonight?”
In response, the Yellowjackets star praised designer Christian Siriano, who made her dress, while recalling how closely they’d worked together.
“He came to my house and did a fitting with me. He’s the sweetest man alive, and I adore him. I feel like he made something that was for me, for my body. Like, I feel like a princess, because I have this princessy thing,” she explained.
Lynskey went on to share how her husband responded to her Emmys dress.
“But I also do feel like a little bit of a bad b****, honestly, because it’s so fitted under here, and my husband’s like: ‘That’s sexy!’ So, that’s what you want,” she added.
On the red carpet, Ritter posed with his wife in a black suit, pants, and bowtie, which he paired with a white shirt.
On Twitter, multiple fans also praised Lynskey’s outfit and revealed how much they wanted her to win, as she was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for her role in Yellowjackets during tonight’s awards.
“Melanie Lynskey is so beautiful I could just cry,” one person wrote.
“Hope Melanie Lynskey cleared a spot on her shelf for this Emmy,” another said.
A third person tweeted: “It is impossible not to root for Melanie Lynskey. Look at her! She deserves!!”
This year’s Emmys ceremony drew strong reactions from fans, with some mocking its “atrocious” opening dance sequence to Friends and Law and Order: SVUtheme songs. And host Kenan Thompson wasted no time cracking a joke about Leonardo DiCaprio’s relationship history.
Abbott Elementary star Sheryl Lee Ralph also stunned the crowd by singing “Endangered Species” in her acceptance speech.
Fans praised Elle Fanning after she revealed her Emmys dress was inspired by Old Hollywood and Hannah Waddingham was hailed as “iconic” after she unveiled sneakers under her gown.