“Quite the difficult task”: Jimmy Fallon Gets Praised for the Bare Minimum Over Sydney Sweeney’s First Visit to His Show

Jimmy Fallon maintained his poise with the stunning Sydney Sweeney and fans are praising him for it.

“Quite the difficult task”: Jimmy Fallon Gets Praised for the Bare Minimum Over Sydney Sweeney’s First Visit to His Show


  • Jimmy Fallon interviewed Sydney Sweeney for the first time a year ago.
  • The Tonight Show host was praised by fans for conducting a clean and decent interview without succumbing to the Euphoria star’s evident s*x appeal.
  • Fallon also defended himself against criticisms that his interviews with his guests were too superficial.
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There is no disputing the fact that Jimmy Fallon is one of the most popular hosts on night time television. The Tonight Show anchor has rubbed shoulders with all the A-list celebrities in Hollywood over the years. Fallon though, has faced his share of controversies including being accused of creating a toxic workplace environment and having the tendency to conduct lackluster interviews.

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The Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon

A year ago, Fallon interviewed rising star Sydney Sweeney for the first time on his show. The Euphoria actor, who is quickly becoming one of Hollywood’s most desirable superstars, had a pleasant and fun conversation with her host. However, Kimmel was incidentally praised by fans for something that should come naturally to any decent person.

When Jimmy Fallon Was Praised For Doing What Was Expected

Massive popularity side, Jimmy Fallon has also courted a bit of controversy over the years with claims of creating an undesirable work environment along with facing flak for his train of questioning. But his first interview with Sydney Sweeney in 2022 was one of the smoothest episodes in The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

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Sydney Sweeney during an interview with host Jimmy Fallon

The Madame Web star brought her extremely personable and charming side to the show with Fallon reciprocating equally. More significantly, she looked like a million bucks in a dress with a plunging neckline that left nothing to the imagination. Interestingly, the Anyone But You star’s assets set the comments section on fire with praises for Fallon and his appropriate conduct while interviewing the beautiful actor. According to one fan,

“Jimmy’s ability to maintain eye contact is LEGENDARY. True enough…”

Another viewer commented on similar lines and said,

“Props to jimmy for maintaining eye contact. quite the difficult task.”

To give context to these comments, viewers were probably referring to Sweeney’s undeniable s*x appeal that made many men look beyond her beautiful face. Hence, Fallon not succumbing to her allure and maintaining respectful eye contact with his guest was seen as a cause for praise.


Looking at the larger picture though, fans have complimented the talk show host for the bare minimum, as this behavior and conduct should be ideally expected from all people who have a shred of decency in them, whether they are celebrities or ordinary citizens.

Jimmy Fallon Defended His Interviewing Skills After Backlash

While being one of the most popular hosts on television, Jimmy Fallon has also been trolled for his interviewing style. From being criticized for his seemingly fake laugh to posing insignificant questions to guests while abruptly interrupting them mid-conversation, The Tonight Show anchor has seen his share of bad press.

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Jimmy Fallon defended criticisms against him

Fallon though, was firmly defensive in his stance regarding these negative comments on his hosting abilities. In an appearance on SiriusXM (via Entertainment Weekly), the host was clear that having serious and life-altering conversations with his guests was not part of his memo.


“That’s not my job. It’s not Meet the Press. I’m not Face the Nation … We have people on that people don’t like. I know that. But that’s not my job. You make your own opinion. I can just show you the best person that they are and try to bring out their more personal side and play with them.”

Controversies and criticisms aside, the fact remains that Jimmy Fallon still continues to draw audiences to his show with his penchant for creating an atmosphere of light-hearted entertainment that is synonymous with his personality.


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