Debra Messing paid tribute to her on-screen mom Debbie Reynolds and we’re crying
Following the sad passing of Debbie Reynolds, Debra Messing has paid tribute to her on-screen mom in a heartfelt Instagram post.
It was announced yesterday (December 28th) that Debbie Reynolds had died just a day after her daughter Carrie Fisher. The Hollywood icon, who was 84 years old and made a name for herself with her breakout role in Singing in the Rain, died following a suspected stroke. If that wasn’t enough to make you bawl your eyes out, the beloved icon’s last words will have you reaching for the tissue box. It’s reported by TMZ that Reynolds told her son, Todd Fisher, that: “I miss her so much, I want to be with Carrie.”
Now the tributes to Debbie Reynolds have started to pour in.
One in particular comes from Debra Messing, who starred alongside Reynolds in Will & Grace as the much loved mother-daughter duo, Grace and Bobbi Adler.
Messing also took to Instagram to voice her upset and to remember her on-screen mother.
"Debbie went to be with Carrie. She always worried about her. Carrie left too soon and now they are together again. My heart is literally broken. For 8 years she was my mom. She was pure energy & light when she came on stage. She was loving, and bawdy, and playful- a consummate pro- old school and yet had the work ethic and investment in her craft of a new fiery up and comer," Messing wrote.
Continuing, she went on to say that Reynolds was always on the go and working 340 days a year.
"An inspiration on every level. A Legend of course, the epitome of clean cut American optimism, dancing with Gene Kelly as an equal, a warrior woman who never stopped working," she said. "A devoted mother and grandmother, and aunt and great aunt, and friend. I lost my mom a few years ago. She loved that Debbie was my TV mom. I hope they find each other and hug and kiss and my mom says, 'I got you, Debbie. Carrie's waiting for you.' RIP Bobbie Adler. ❤"
Similarly, Messing’s co-stars also shared their own tributes to the late icon. Eric McCormack, who played Will Truman, wrote on Twitter that he was “at a loss.”
Meanwhile, Sean Hayes, who played Jack McFarland, took to Facebook to share a picture of Debbie and himself.
Debbie Reynolds played Bobbi Adler for Will & Grace‘s eight season run, and in 2014 she recalled how the role was written specifically for her.
“I used my own clothes, I used my fur pieces—I did my own drag," she told Gay Star News. "The gay boys who worked for me taught me how to dress drag."
We know that Debbie Reynolds is going to be missed greatly by many people and our thoughts are with her loved ones during this awful and difficult time.