‘Smash’s Debra Messing on the ‘Will & Grace’ Reunion: ‘I Was Beside Myself’

by | August 23, 2012 at 3:58 PM | Fall TV Preview 2012, InStyle Magazine, Smash

Sean Hayes and Debra Messing (Photo: Francis Specker/Landov)

When news broke that “Smash” would feature a “Will & Grace” reunion by way of casting Sean Hayes in the same show as his former co-star Debra Messing, we were thrilled. And so was Messing!

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“When I found out that he was coming on, I was beside myself,” the actress told InStyle.com at the Post-It Your Words Stick With Them launch in New York. “I feel like he is a brother. I could act with him anytime, anywhere, any day and think that he is so gifted.”

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She only had one condition: “When [executive producer] Neil Meron came to me and said he was talking to Sean, I made him promise that I have to act with him,” she said. “I said, ‘If he comes on and acts with everyone else on the show but me, I’m going to have a temper tantrum!’”

That means writers still have time to put the former Jack McFarland and Grace Adler together in a scene. “It hasn’t happened yet,” Messing said. “It’s going to be like a family reunion. He is my Seany.”

We can’t wait to watch! “Smash” returns early 2013.

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