Megan Mullally on How She Became a Comedic Actress

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Megan Mullally
is best known for her starring role on the sitcom Will & Grace (which ran from 1998 to 2006), and since the show ended Mullally has often guest starred on numerous sitcoms. Because of her credits, most people would assume that Mullally always intended to be a comedic actress. However, as she reveals to Interview magazine, she actually evolved to be a comedic actress from feedback she received from others.

Mulllally admits that she had wanted to be an actress as long as she could remember. She reveals, “From the time I was three, I was already fully ready. It was all I ever really thought about, or did, or wanted to do.”

She reflected on her developing career by saying, “I think people would tell me I was funny when I would do certain plays or musicals, and then I did a few other comedies on television before Will & Grace. I did Seinfeld and Fraser and a couple of the better, bigger shows. And people thought I was funny and I knew that I could get comedy jobs but I didn’t think I was particularly funny before Will & Grace, and then I thought, ‘I actually have an aptitude for this. A particular aptitude for this that other people don’t necessarily have, to this degree.’ So that’s when I first really thought that. I guess I just didn’t really have as much confidence before that.”

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