By YVONNE VILLARREAL If Jennifer Love Hewitt ever needed a job to fall back on, taking calls as a 911 dispatcher would not be high on the list.
“I’d be such a nervous nelly,” Hewitt insists. “I’d panic. I’d be the worst 911 operator. What they do is amazing. The pressure they are under and their ability to stay calm so that they can get someone the help they need is incredible.”
Hewitt’s own inabilities aside, the actress can at least play the part. This season, she has joined Fox’s hit drama ”9-1-1,” as Maddie, the sister of firefighter Evan “Buck” Buckley (Oliver Stark). Her character becomes a 911 dispatcher in an attempt to restart her life after leaving an abusive relationship.
The role marks Hewitt’s return to TV after nearly three years away — an intentional break motivated by the birth of her second child, Atticus, now 3 (her daughter, Autumn, will be 5 in November) and the enduring grief over the death of her mother in 2012.
“9-1-1” also returns Hewitt to the Fox fold almost t…
Jennifer Love Hewitt once planked for five minutes. She tells me this while holding the position for three minutes. We’re at Gloveworx, the Los Angeles boxing gym where she works out six days a week. Leyon—Hewitt’s go-to instructor, the sculpted sweetheart of a man who owns the place—wants to see us engaging our core. My face is dripping, my hips are drooping, and my body is shaking like a metal ruler that’s been whacked across a palm. Hewitt, meanwhile, is cracking jokes.
“9-1-1, what is your emergency?” she says.
This is my emergency. This I didn't prepare for. When I arrived just before 8:00 a.m., Hewitt popped out of the waiting area in glittery pink high-tops, with a handshake and a cold bottle of water. "You ready?" she'd asked. Sure. I didn't think we'd break much of a sweat. I figured we'd discuss Hewitt’s return to television on Ryan Murphy’s 9-1-1 while making leisurely jabs at a punching bag. Maybe we’d chat about her…
No one likes a parking ticket.
So star Jennifer Love Hewitt was not thrilled to see a citation on her car on Wednesday.
The 9-1-1 actress, 39, made an upset expression as she returned to her vehicle after a workout in LA, only to see a parking ticket tucked under the windshield wiper.
It was unclear what the ticket was for, but in Los Angeles the fees can be upwards of $60 depending on the infraction.
Earlier in the day Jennifer was in much better spirits, seen on her way to her workout.
The Party Of Five star wore colorful striped leggings with a navy blue tee shirt and gold sneakers.
She pulled her hair back into a ponytail while keeping on a fresh, makeup-free face. Jennifer took a phone call before heading inside.