Debra Messing talks Smash for Gotham (7 photos)

Debra Messing covers Gotham's March 2012 issue. Here are some interview highlights.

On how the conversations started for her new show 'Smash':
"My agent—I’ve been with her forever, and she knows I hate everything. It’s basically that I don’t want to work, so I have to love something to want to work. She called me and said, 'I read a script I know you’re going to love; I’m sending it over.' The second I read it I called her up and said, 'I have to be a part of this.' When I got the call that said I was offered the part, I shrieked, and all hell broke loose."

On starting out on Broadway:
"I was born in Brooklyn, my mother was born in Brooklyn. She was a singer, part of a quartet in the ’60s called the BrookTones, and she played Funny Girl when I was three; I knew the words to 'I’m the Greatest Star' before 'Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.”' I came back here for my master’s degree from NYU, and then did off-Broadway theater until I was pulled out to LA to do Ned and Stacey."

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