Bye, bye, Betty.
Betty Gilpin was dead serious about her first real acting acting gig, especially since she was accidentally left in a body bag!
The "Glow" star spoke about some of her early acting gigs while appearing on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" on Thursday, April 21, including the time she was on "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," which was her introduction to TV acting.
"For like the first couple years of my career, it was only theater and 'Law & Order,'" the Emmy-nominated star said. "So I did an episode of 'SVU,' I was a pedophile with vocal fry. And I was a lesbian with acne on 'the mothership,' we called it, just the normal 'Law & Order.'"
Betty went on to tell a story from her "Criminal Intent" experience, in which she played a naked corpse — and then she was forgotten about.
"I was Fran Drescher's daughter, which is an honor, but I don't know about that casting," she recalled. "True fans will know, I was found naked in an oil drum. Vincent D'Onofrio, like, found my naked dead body."
The scene, she remembered, was filmed on a "remote beach."
"I remember them zipping up the body bag," she recalled. "Vincent D'Onofrio had like, a grumbly scene over my body bag. And I just had to sort of be in there."
While inside the zipped-up bag, the director decided it was time for lunch, and everyone went on break.
"And I hear, like, footsteps on gravel getting farther and farther away, van doors closing," she said. "And then 10 seconds goes by and I hear one far-away P.A. being like, 'Oh my god' and footsteps coming towards me [and the bag] like, unzips, sunlight my face."
The "Gaslit" actress joked that she didn't complain because she didn't want to be "high maintenance."