A shocked Jennifer Love Hewitt took to social media on Tuesday after seeing pictures of herself on a red carpet the previous day.
She kept her look chic and simple in black flared trousers and a black blazer.
But the actress, 39, said she wasn’t happy with her appearance at the Fox Upfront event where she was promoting her new show and (unnecessarily) apologised to fans for looking “wrecked”.
“It has been a really intense couple of days. Like, so great, so blessed—but intense,” the actress told fans in an Instagram story.
“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. So, I just have to apologise. Wearing a black suit? Not a good idea. Not wearing enough hairspray and teasing in my hair? Also a bad idea.”
She went on: “I just have to apologise 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.”
She told fans that she wouldn’t be looking that way on her new TV series – Ryan Murphy’s 9-1-1.
“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 apologise.”
Laughing, she added: “I should’ve really gotten it together!”
The actress, who wed husband Brian Hallisay in 2013, said hadn’t slept the previous night because of her toddlers, who she had travelled with for the first time.
“Traveling with toddlers…wow. I had no idea. I mean, I waited this long because I knew that it was going to be hard. First of all, let me say: My kids were ballers. Amazing! They did a great job.”
She told fans she would be getting into shape for the role “mentally, physically and emotionally”.
Jennifer signed off her message: “I’m just feeling really grateful, so I hope you’re excited. 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!”