Ellen

TV series, Emma appearing in 1 episode
Episode: Season 5, Episode 8
Emma’s role: herself
Directed by: Gail Mancuso
Screenplay by: Lawrence Broch
Genre: Comedy
First aired: US – 19 November 1997

Other cast:
Ellen DeGeneres – Ellen Morgan
Joely Fisher – Paige Clark
Sean Penn – himself

Synopsis:
While attending a Hollywood social party with Paige, Ellen spots British actress Emma Thompson making out with another woman and afterward convinces Paige to hire her as Emma’s personal assistant while she’s in town to film a movie and to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award. Ellen then convinces Emma to “come out,” to the public, against Paige’s protest. But Emma soon reveals to Ellen that it’s not the only sordid secret that she hides of her past. At the banquet, Sean Penn appears with a surprise revelation of his own.