Debra Messing Talks Smash and More to Designer Michael Kors
The March ‘Gotham Magazine’ cover girl dishes on her return to NBC and Broadway in a new interview.
Debra Messing is back and more fabulous than ever! In the March issue of Gotham Magazine, the former Will and Grace star gets interviewed by fashion designer and friend Michael Kors on her new role in the NBC hit series Smash, a show about the creation of a new Broadway musical.
“When I got the call that said I was offered the part, I shrieked and all hell broke loose. It all felt bashert (destiny). I literally could not have written a dream project for myself, concept-wise, more exciting than this one. And… it was about the world of Broadway musicals. That was my first love, that’s what I wanted to do.” Debra told Michael in the interview.
Clad in a pretty white pantsuit on the cover, the 43-year-old star went on to discuss the impact that musical theater has had in her life, “It feels like I’m returning to my first love. I’m returning to authenticity and the purity of the theatre, the thing that made me want to be an actress. I wanted to be a musical theater girl. My journey went a different way, but it’s come full circle.”
Emphasizing how full circle the journey has been, Debra spoke about her moving back to the Big Apple. “I was born in Brooklyn; my mother was born in Brooklyn. To be able to enter this world again, in a way it’s strangely comforting.”
Here’s a snippet of their conversation:
You can expect to see Debra clad in gorgeous fashion in the pages of the photoshoot accompanying the article including a stunning emerald green jacket and big hoop earrings on the glossy cover, “I’m such a jewelry-crazed woman. If I’m going out to a charity event or hosting something, or even a personal night that’s special, I want to be fabulous. I relax often by looking at images from fashion. It’s inspiring to me!”
You inspire us, Debra!
Heather Taylor is BettyConfidential’s LA correspondent.