‘Will & Grace’ Takes Us Behind the Scenes of Its Funniest Moments Ever
The Will& Grace reboot has already been renewed for seasons 2 and 3, so if you’re not on board yet, now’s the time. The season 1 DVD will be out tomorrow, June 12, and Brit + Co has an exclusive sneak peek at one of the bonus features, in which cast members Debra Messing, Eric McCormack, Sean Hayes, and Megan Mullally reflect on the show’s enduring legacy and take us behind the scenes of some of its funniest moments.
Messing’s favorite scene was the “exploding water bra” from season 2’s “Das Boob” episode, in which Grace wears a water bra to an art exhibit to impress her high school crush, only to have it spring a leak and shoot streams of water from her chest. “I felt like it was kind of a wink to Lucy and Desi [of I Love Lucy fame],” she says in a clip from the bonus features. “It just was a perfect comic set piece.”
And not an easy one to pull off, either. “When Eric’s hands go off [of Debra’s chest], you have to make sure the special-effects guy is on the switch to turn the jets on so that [the water] comes out,” director and executive producer James Burrows explains of the episode, which aired in 1999.
Messing also has fond memories of the scenes that showed Will and Grace during their awkward college years. “I had that bi-level wig. They wanted it to be, you know, a bob, but I was like no, no, no, no, no, it has to be bi-level,” she reveals. “All of us were super, super dorky and that made it funny right off the bat.”
The revival features a lot of the same kind of physical comedy. “The episodes that we’ve shot so far are just as good if not better than anything we had done in the 196 episodes leading up to this new iteration,” Mullally says.
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Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)