As she made her way toward the Royal Albert Hall in London to host England's version of the Tonys — the Olivier Awards — on Sunday night, Hannah Waddingham called out a sexist photographer and taught him a lesson that Ted Lasso himself would have been proud of.

Waddingham, who memorably portrayed soccer club owner Rebecca Welton on that series, was posing for pre-show pictures as she made her way down the steps to the theater when a photographer allegedly asked her to “show me leg” for a photo.

Waddingham did not take kindly to the request, explaining, “Oh my God, you’d never say that to a man.”

“Don’t be a d–k,” she continued. “Otherwise I’ll move off. Don’t say ‘show me leg.' No.”

She got in a few more words to the offending photographer as she walked on toward the hall.

The exchange was captured by a fan video from just outside the walkway, and female voices can be heard echoing their support for Waddingham's stance.

The video was going viral on X/Twitter Monday, with Waddingham's fans largely flooding the post with positive comments of support for the Emmy-winning actress.

The poster, who goes by the handle Bruna But With A Posh Accent, shared the video along with two impassioned captions about the incident. The first read, “i not only saw hannah waddingham but i saw hannah waddingham being pissed at an a–hole misogynistic pr–k photographer and calling him off on it and i never yelled MOTHER so loud.”

There was also a second caption reiterating the sentiment, saying, “long story short: hannah was being her gorgeous self and the 📸 made some comment about her leg we couldn't quite make out and… well, the video speaks for itself.”

“This woman is a role model,” the post continued. “Always, always call pr–ks out on their bulls–t.”

The exchange didn't seem to have any bearing on Waddingham's performance as host of the Olivier Awards. She kicked off the show with a memorable number with singer and pianist Joe Stilgoe.

The big winners of the night were Succession's Sarah Snook for her role(s) in the Sydney Theatre Company's production of Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray. Snook won the Best Actress gong for her performance.

Nicole Scherzinger, meanwhile, scored a Best Actress in a Musical win for her portrayal as Norma Desmond in the newly revived Andrew Lloyd Webber production Sunset Boulevard, which will be making its way to Broadway next.

But it's Hannah Waddingham‘s pre-show words of outrage that seem to be garnering the most attention from the 2024 Olivier Awards. Waddingham will next be seen in the Ryan Gosling, Emily Blunt film The Fall Guy and later in Mission Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part 2. Hopefully photographers will take her words to heart before the red carpet premieres of those films.