Debra Messing is on the cover of the June issue of More magazine, arriving on newsstands Tuesday.
She talks about a range of subjects, including how she turned to chocolate to assuage her disappointment at not winning a Golden Globe for her most famous TV role.
Here are some excerpts, courtesy of the magazine:
On not winning a Golden Globe for “Will & Grace” (except for one ensemble award):
“I would just start shoveling chocolate in my face because I’d been eating brown rice and salmon for weeks trying to fit into a dress that was a sample size and now it didn’t matter if the zipper popped because, hey, I didn’t win.”
On refusing that TV role several times before taking the part:
“I didn’t want to be, for lack of a better word, a fag hag. And I didn’t want to be just the pretty, straight girl in the corner while the guys did all the funny stuff.”
On her divorce from Daniel Zelman:
“Part of me will always contend with guilt that I wasn’t able to give my son the fantasy that my parents were able to give me.”
On being 40 in Hollywood:
“The media has a different interest in me than I was 30. It’s more about the journey, lessons and perspective, and that’s something I’m much more comfortable sharing.”
On failing in show business:
“It was all about taking big risks and learning how to embrace failing big because the only way you were going to get better was by failing.”
On one of her first roles in theater:
“I wanted to know what it was like to feel blind, so I rehearsed with my eyes closed — and fell into the orchestra pit.”