Debra Messing on Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher: ‘Each one of them was a trailblazer’
Debra Messing spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about her TV mom Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher with whom she also worked. Here is an excerpt: Each one of them was a trailblazer. Each one of them was underestimated, in their lives and in their careers. They’re both legends. Independent of one another, they were extraordinary talents but also very willful with very, very strong feelings about what it meant to be a woman. They were always asserting themselves as equals, and constantly striving for that. Debbie was fiercely independent. She was philanthropic and got behind mental health, a cause she stood behind for more than 50 years. She was in the forefront of the LGBT community — that was very important to her. Carrie is any feminist’s hero. The way she wrote, the way she spoke; she was unguarded and unapologetic — brazen in her honesty and demands of respect.