- “The Good Place” actress Jameela Jamil walked the red carpet for the 76th annual Golden Globes on Sunday, which took place at The Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, California.
- When she appeared onscreen during E!’s coverage, she was accidentally listed as Kamilah Al-Jamil.
- Kamilah is the sister of Jamil’s character on “The Good Place,” Tahani Al-Jamil.
- Most people thought the misnaming was a clever joke, but an individual with knowledge of the situation told INSIDER it was a mistake.
- Jamil enjoyed the mistake.
“The Good Place” actress Jameela Jamil walked the red carpet for the 76th annual Golden Globes on Sunday, which took place at The Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, California. But those watching the coverage on E! who are unfamiliar with her character may have been confused.
When Jamil appeared onscreen during E!’s red carpet coverage, she was listed as Kamilah Al-Jamil.
THEY CALLED JAMEELA JAMIL KAMILAH AL JAMIL PLEASEGSHDH pic.twitter.com/2NupmTTmIb
— izzy (@spidermanffh) January 6, 2019
Kamilah is the sister of Tahani Al-Jamil, Jamil’s character on “The Good Place.”
Most people thought the misnaming was a clever joke; Tahani is known for being vainglorious and desperate for approval, while her sister Kamilah is successful and widely beloved. The two sisters are constantly in conflict and Tahani struggles with living in her sister’s shadow.
But an individual with knowledge of the situation told INSIDER it was a mistake. E!’s Nina Parker reportedly addressed and corrected it on the air.
As many fans of the show pointed out, the misnaming would be Tahani’s worst nightmare – which makes the mistake all the more ironic and egregious.
— Electorette (@telefeminism) January 6, 2019
— Netflix (@netflix) January 6, 2019
Watching #GoldenGlobes red carpet, did E! just caption Jameela Jamil as Kamilah al-Jamil? What a great, subtle joke. This is truly Tahani's Bad Place.
— Jackie Anderson (@JackieMA) January 7, 2019
E! credited Jameela Jamil as Kamilah Al-Jamil!!! A great joke!!!! E! made a joke! I couldn’t get a screenshot!
— Esther Zuckerman (@ezwrites) January 6, 2019
— Amena (@amenaofficial) January 6, 2019
— The Mary Sue (@TheMarySue) January 6, 2019
Others, however, were unsure whether it was a mistake borne of lazy research.
— Sarah Park (@sarahgepark) January 6, 2019
I can't be totally sure I saw this because what are the odds, but: of all the possible ways for E! to list Jameela Jamil's name incorrectly, "Kamilah al-Jamil" is really the ultimate
— Miranda Meyer (@MirandaWMeyer) January 6, 2019
Some people were simply confused.
— Clare S. Pumpkins (@SayWhatSugar) January 6, 2019
Who the f is “Kamilah Al-Jamil”? #JameelaJamil
— arthi meera ✨ (@arthimeera) January 6, 2019
Jamil had a good sense of humour about it.
INSIDER requested comment from E!.
The Golden Globes is airing at 8 p.m. EST tonight on NBC.
This story was updated with Jamil’s response.
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