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Debra Messing Opens Up About Feeling Ugly During Emmys Due To Her Weight Issues !

Debra Messing
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Debra Messing Talks About Weight Issues During The Start Of Will & Grace

Will & Grace is one of the most famous TV series that became popular for touching the topic of homosexuality during their time. Its popularity led to a reboot for the show which did not receive the same love. However, the main lead of the shoe Debra Messing came forward for a podcast to discuss her struggle with weight issues. Talking about the early days of Will & Grace, she said, β€œWhen I started Will & Grace, I was a size 8. And what happened was, every time I would go in for a fitting, I couldn’t fit into clothes. You know, 80 percent of it I couldn’t fit into, and I would leave just hating my body and hating myself.”

Debra Messing
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Debra Messing Opens Up About Losing Weight

Debra Messing decided to lose weight while Will & Grace was still running. She resorted to yoga and a controlled diet for that. With her strict measures, she successfully went two sizes down to size 6 and noticed the appreciation for it. Talking on the podcast, she said, β€œI started to get smaller and then I was a 6, and they were like, ‘You’re losing weight, you look amazing!’ ”

Why Did Debra Messing Feel Ugly Even After Emmy Nomination

Debra got a lot of love for her series Will & Grace. She even got a nomination in Emmy Awards for Best Actress. However, even after losing weight, she felt intimidated by seeing stars slimmer than her. So instead of feeling happy for the nomination, she could only think of herself as ugly. Talking about this horrendous experience, she said, β€œI walked out and I immediately felt so incredible, and then I was standing next to all of these other actresses who were half my size, and I felt fat, and I felt ugly.”

Debra Messing
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Debra Messing Talks About Losing More Weight

Debra after the Emmy incident decided to lose more weight and went down to size 2. She felt good about fitting into anything but soon the excessive weight loss took a toll on her health. Now she feels that she was too skinny when she went down to size 2. She said, “My body just could not hold out. My adrenals crashed, I was exhausted and it just became clear to me that I couldn’t be healthy and a size 2 at the same time.”

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