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Will and Grace star Debra Messing says NBC president wanted her to have 'big boobs'

Will and Grace star Debra Messing says NBC president wanted her to have 'big boobs'

Debra Messing made the claims at a media panel

Will and Grace star Debra Messing has claimed a former NBC president wanted her to have 'big boobs' while she was filming the show.

Messing starred in the iconic sitcom between 1998 - 2006, and once again between 2017 and 2020, portraying interior designer Grace Adler, which all apparently started off with a pair of chicken cutlets.

As per People Magazine, Messing has been recalling her stint on the popular sitcom on The Magic of Will & Grace panel at The Paley Center for Media on Monday (5 June).

She began: "The very first fitting, they had the chicken cutlets to make me [chest] bigger. I just wasn't a fan of like the whole idea of it."

The 54-year-old had no problems in speaking her mind about the whole situation by making some pretty bold accusations about the then-NBC president.

Debra Messing claims a former NBC president wanted her to have 'big boobs' in Will and Grace.
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"I was like, 'You know what? I don't need that," she continued. "And they're like, 'Well, it's the president of the network [saying this].' And I said, 'If he wants it, then he needs to come here and tell me to my face'."

Messing did not mention any particular name in this interview, in what is the first time she has addressed such a claim.

UNILAD has reached out to NBC for comment.

The actor was involved in every episode of Will and Grace, which saw her star alongside the likes of Eric McCormack, Megan Mullally and Sean Hayes.

The original eight series ran from the late 1990s to the early 2000s, and was adored that much, it returned in 2017.

According to Messing, the revival was 'supposed to be only 10 episodes, and then it turned into three seasons'.

Speaking to People, she added: "It was a gift to all of us to reacquaint ourselves with all of these characters as middle-aged people [dealing] with middle-aged issues. That was really a privilege that when you're doing a sitcom, you don't have."

Messing appears in all 11 series of the sitcom.
NBC

While some fans are calling for more episodes to this day, Messing said in the 2022 interview Will and Grace is done for now at least.

"The only way that I could see another iteration is if it was like Golden Girls in Boca Raton," she added.

"So I think we're going to have to wait another 30 years. So we can talk again in 30 years and see where we're at.

"Until then, just watch reruns."

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Topics: Film and TV, Celebrity