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CBS launches a new comedy with Robin Williams Thursday night (Sept. 26), and in the debut episode of The Crazy Ones, Kelly Clarkson will play herself .
And she credits Blake Shelton with landing that gig because Blake included her in a comedy skit on his Not-So-Family Christmas special  back in December.
“They saw me on Blake’s Christmas special. So people will be like, ‘Oh my God, she was hilarious,’” Kelly told reporters recently. “And I think that’s one of the reasons why The Crazy Ones called is ’cause they saw our little skit.”
So Kelly agreed to do the role because she plays herself, but Kelly says she ended up playing a much more sexed-up version of herself on the CBS show.
“I get there and they show me the freaking script. It is not me. I do not say anything remotely near what my character on that show [says], like, ever,” she said. “Like, ‘I want to talk about sex in my songs,’ and ‘I want to just sell sex.’ Like, I was like, ‘What?’”
But that’s not all.
“I mean, I’ve had to grind someone in a scene. Like, ‘Oh,’ like, just going down singing this song acting like a total stripper. Like, I don’t do that at my shows, and so, it was not normal.”
“They totally just, yeah, maneuvered that little situation.”
Still, Kelly says she’s glad she did it.
“It was so much fun. Everybody on the cast was really nice.”