People get up and say, 'I didn't prepare a speech because I didn't think I would win.' Well, that's dumb.
I always hear some couples can't work together, and I don't get that. We have the most fun when we're working together.
There were some articles written about our marriage, mythologising it, making it into the greatest love story ever told.
Theater is great because you're able to tell a narrative arc without a break. I think it's more about the material and whether what we get offered is good.
If we're ever seen having a public spat in a coffee shop, I think the concept of romance will die.
We do jigsaw puzzles. Here's a pro tip: Listen to an audiobook while doing it.
Karen was always such a lawless rebel: carrying a gun in her purse, flirting with 14-year-old boys. She's the worst. You know that horrible guy Milo Yiannopoulos? She has about as many redeeming qualities as he has.
I feel like Nick and I have the best relationship and the best marriage.
I lived in Chicago in the early '80s and did a ton of theater, and then Nick lived there in the '90s and did a ton of theater. Then we both moved to L.A. and did a ton of television.
I think theater is more about living and breathing, versus TV, which can vary.
He is not like Ron Swanson at all because he's very emotional and vulnerable. He is all of the things that I guess Ron was really deep down. He's not a Libertarian, but he does like bacon and meat.
Woody Harrelson played a long-term love interest of Debra Messing's; I think it was for a whole season. They almost cast Nick in that part. They almost had given to him. But at the eleventh hour, Jim Burrows put in a call to Woody, and he said he would do it.
Karen is like RuPaul - she's a character. It never occurred to me until now, but she is!
I've always been a late bloomer, so I never feel like, 'Oh, I'm gettin' older; I guess everything is gonna stop.' I'm the opposite: 'Oh, I'm just getting started.'
My mom is elderly, and she's not doing too well, and I've literally never told her about 'Childrens Hospital,' because I fear that if she ever sees it, it will be like the coup de grace.
Nick is 11 and a half years younger than I am, so his mom is only, like, 11 or 12 years older than me. I didn't call her Mrs. Offerman because that would be weird because we're, like, the same age, so I think I went straight to Cathy, but there's a mom element, and his parents are so great.
You can really shoot things you think might work on camera one way, then you can try it that way, and then if you think it could also work another way, you have that luxury of shooting a bunch of different steps, and then they can decide in editing what works the best.
At first, people were like, 'I've discovered something - you guys are married!' I was like, 'Yeah, that's not a secret. We've been married now already for many years.'
Playing Karen was so satisfying that it almost cured my acting bug completely. Not that I had conquered the world of acting. It was just that I had something to prove to myself when I started Will & Grace. Now I feel like, okay, well, I've satisfied that.
I certainly have gay friends, but I don't remember thinking, 'Oh my God, I have this friend, and they're gay, and that's so cool.' I mean, I was very naive until I got to a certain age.
During 'Will & Grace,' we had so many things we had to go to where you get all dolled up. It's like pulling teeth for me.
We met in April of 2000, and we weren't really an official couple until June or July. His family has a fishing trip they go on every year in Minnesota, so he had invited me to go and meet his whole family. There was, like, no cell phone service at the time; people were using those giant cordless phones that looked like a brick.
I had been watching the Emmys since I was probably 5 years old. Those shows, when you're a kid, it all seems like such a big, big deal, and only special certain people would win one of these big things like a Tony or an Emmy or an Oscar.
I secretly had this name 'Nancy and Beth' come into my mind, and I thought, 'Oh my God, that's such a funny, interesting, weird name for a band.'
A lot of people are saying it's an inspiration to see a couple who are in love and getting a kick out of each other.
There's kind of a double standard: if a musician decides they want to act, everybody falls over themselves. But if you're an actor and you have a band, everyone's, 'Ugh, disgusting! It's a vanity project.'
Nick hasn't seen me naked - I'm not a person who's constantly flinging my clothes aside and strutting about.
We're both big Glen Campbell fans - it's one of the things that united us in eternal love.
Nick's just from this very Norman Rockwell-ish family. They're very 'American Gothic,' and his parents are so kind, and they're not brash people; they're very soft spoken, salt of the earth.
A lot of young people think it all comes to a screeching halt once you're 32. But it really doesn't.
It's funny when you follow your own sort of bliss, then other people tend to respond in kind, meaning audiences. It's really weird how that works, but it does seem to apply to 'Nancy & Beth' especially.
I'm a big hit with guards at security. They're the center of my fan base, the airport security guards.
One year at the SAG Awards, somebody practically knocked me over, and it was Helen Mirren. She was like, 'Oh my God - is it really you? I'm your biggest fan.' I was like, 'Wait, aren't you supposed to be home reading Shakespeare or something?'
I tend to let the chips fall where they may. I don't know if that's right or wrong.
I had a lot of friends for a long time who were gay, and I didn't even realize it for awhile. Even in my mid- to late 20s, I was still pretty naive about it.
I used to watch 'ER' a little bit when it was at its kind of apex.
People find it confusing I'm in a band, even though music was my main thing before acting.
I never had a burning desire to have children. But then I met Nick, and I thought, 'This is the only person I'd do this with.' So we tried, but I was a little long in the tooth for that sort of thing. But we didn't turn it into a soap opera. We tried for about a year or so, and it didn't happen and took that to mean it wasn't meant to be.
I always thought, 'Oh, Cher seems so cool. If I ever met her, I know we'd be best friends.'
I started 'Will & Grace' when I was 39, and Nick started 'Parks and Rec' when he was 39. And he's really on the same trajectory; it's all happening with the same timing. It's so funny to see it all happening again.
We have a two-week rule. We're never apart for more two weeks. Just not being separated for Jurassic periods of time seems to help. And no children probably helps a lot.
My mom was extremely supportive of me, but it could err on the side of... I mean, there's supportive, and then there's just full-on over-hovering.
Why can't I ever play a nice, normal, salt-of-the-earth type? Is there something I should know? It's fun to play villains and character roles, of course - but I'm sure it's also fun to be a really big star and play the lead in everything, where all you have to do is show up and not blink.
We already do a couple numbers with chairs - chairs being a classic, Bob Fosse-ish, showbizzy prop, but the punk element is that it's just me and Stephanie and this funky band from Austin.
Speaking theoretically, in a completely made-up world where 'Will & Grace' is coming back to NBC for 10 episodes - just in that made-up world - it couldn't be a better time. I think more so now than even when we started! And who would have ever - I mean, it's heinous that it's because Donald Trump is the president-elect.