Monday, April 12, 2010
MEGAN MULLALLY did "Live! With Regis and Kelly" this morning (left). She looked great in basic black. She talked about going to see "Saturday Night Live" in person. She talked about "Party Down," a Starz show she's on.
She even talked about Broadway theater: how much she loved "Promises, Promises," which she saw over the weekend. It stars one of her old "Will & Grace" co-stars, and she made a prediction: "Sean Hayes is gonna win a Tony, I'm telling you."
But did she talk about what all theater people really want to know? Her recent abrupt departure from the cast of "Lips Together, Teeth Apart," reportedly because she was unhappy with the performance of Patton Oswalt, the actor who was playing her brother? Which led to the Roundabout production being ditched, at least for now? Well, no.
And neither Regis Philbin nor Kelly Ripa, the show's hosts, brought up the subject. It's a fair assumption that that was agreed upon beforehand. Granted, "Live!" is not a hard-hitting news program. But another post-furor talk show appearance came to mind: when Hugh Grant, not long after his L.A.-hooker scandal, appeared on "The Tonight Show." Maybe the Philbin-Ripa team (and we love them both) should have borrowed the simple question Jay Leno asked his guest that night:
"What were you thinking?"