Tip one back for Megan Mullally, who’s making a move to the big screen in Why Him? after a drove of indie roles, including gay-affirming mom Mrs. Van Camp in 2013’s G.B.F., and a variety of TV stints. But when it comes to the small screen, it’s the 58-year-old actress’ eight-year role on the groundbreaking late ’90s NBC sitcom Will & Grace, as quippy, martini-swigging socialite Karen Walker, that changed Mullally’s life as much as it changed ours (including two Emmy Awards).
So, honey, sit back and catch up on all things Mullally. She has a lot to say about that time a female coworker attempted to seduce her, crushing on “the gayest person in the world,” witnessing “100 percent” of James Franco’s butt crack and the likelihood of a Will & Grace reboot (spoiler alert: it’s very, very likely).
Dallas Voice: There are a lot of gays who’d like to chat with you, so I feel very lucky. Megan Mullally: I love it. You can say, “Oh my god, she was really boring.”
Why Him? centers on the awkward situation of bringing home someone your parents are likely to dislike. Have you ever brought a controversial boyfriend home to your parents? My first boyfriend in college, Brad. My father was an arch-conservative and Brad subscribed to the communist newspaper, so that was not cute. My father wasn’t too thrilled about Brad.
You’re saying he had a “why him?” moment? Yeah… and then some.
Having you and James Franco in a movie together is basically a match made in gay heaven. He has quite the gay resume. That’s funny. I never thought about that! But yeah, totally.