Will & Grace star Megan Mullally is as well known for her 14-year marriage to feminist funny man Nick Offerman as she is for the famously abrasive character, Karen, which she's bringing back this year for a revival of the classic gay sitcom. Mullally and Offerman — who grabbed his own pussy hat at the Sundance Women’s March earlier this year — bring their love affair to TV with the Epix original comedy special Summer of 69: No Apostrophe, airing in May. But we love Mullally’s other new partnership almost as much.
Teaming with Austin, Texas-based musician and actress Stephanie Hunt (who was a regular on ABC’s How to Live With Your Parents for the Rest of Your Life), Mullally created the awesomely retro women’s band Nancy and Beth.
Or, as Mullally calls it, “the most magnificent duo that ever laid lung to a blues chord, conjoined together as one.” Their self-titled album, out April 7, offers reinterpretations of the music of George Jones, Gucci Mane, Wynona Carr, Rufus Wainwright, the Mills Brothers, and more. We asked Mullally about the band’s promise to “blow mouth sounds and shake their accessories like the ripest bags of produce until you go jingle-jangle in your juice-box.”
Why the cover of “He Stopped Loving Her Today”? There must be a back story.
Yes. I’ve had a lot of lovers who never got over me until the day they died, so it just seemed like a great fit.
Is this album pure fun or part of The Resistance too? I mean, “Please Mr. Jailer” seems so timely.
Everything is part of The Resistance now.
You have so much going on TV and film. How do you find time to tour and perform with Nancy and Beth?
I’m a hologram.
Since this is our sexual health issue, tell me how women can keep ourselves sexually healthy.
Take care of that puss, ladies. Take. Care. O. Dat. Puss.