‘Jane the Virgin’ Star Yael Grobglas on Working With Britney Spears: ‘I Was a Total Fan Girl’ (Video)

“I was thrilled she was such an awesome person,” the actress tells TheWrap on the latest “Drinking with the Stars”

Last Updated: November 12, 2015 @ 12:29 PM

Britney Spears returned to TV on Monday’s “Jane the Virgin,” and series star Yael Grobglas couldn’t have been more thrilled to watch the pop superstar film her guest starring role.

“I was  a total fan girl. I was standing there saying, ‘I can’t believe I’m actually looking at Britney Spears,'” Grobglas told “Drinking with the Stars” host Greg Gilman on TheWrap’s latest episode. “And then once you hug a person, you go, ‘Oh, she’s a person and she’s really nice.’

“I decided I wasn’t going in with any expectations, because I’m sure anyone that meets Britney Spears has expectations,” she continued. “I was just going to let her be her, and I was thrilled she was such an awesome person.”

Grobglas plays Petra Solano — a bit of an antagonist who knocked herself up this season with her ex-husband’s sperm sample — and is thankful to be playing such a “fun” character on the critically acclaimed CW series.

“I’m getting a lot of turkey baster emojis,” she joked. “That’s part of what’s fun about playing Petra, is you get to get up to all this mischief that I would never do in real life.”

Watch the video above.