“She’s never been to the Emmys. She's really excited, because she loves television and she loves television stars,” Witherspoon told Jimmy Fallon of her mom on Thursday’s Tonight Show.
Witherspoon noted that Betty wants to meet some of the stars of her favorite TV shows.
“So I said to her the other day, like, 'Who are you interested in seeing?'” she recalled. “And she doesn't know their real names, she just calls them by their character names, so she's like, 'I'm really excited to see The Outlander.'”
Betty is likely referring to Outlander star Sam Heughan, who plays Jamie Fraser on hit Starz show. Also on Betty’s list? Dr. Spencer Reid from Criminal Minds, aka actor Matthew Gray Gubler.
And though Witherspoon poked a little fun at her mom while on The Tonight Show, she also took the hot seat for a game called “Cooler Heads.”