Megan Mullally Jokes She and Friend Nathan Lane Like to ‘Have Sex’ When They Hang Out (Exclusive)

Megan Mullally and Nathan Lane photographed at The London Hotel in West Hollywood, CA, on September
Longtime buddies Megan Mullally and Nathan Lane costar in ‘Dicks: The Musical’.Photograph:

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Megan Mullally doesn’t hesitate when requested what she and pal Nathan Lane love to do collectively exterior of labor.

“We have now intercourse,” she quips within the new concern of PEOPLE. “Not lots of people know that, so that is good in your readers.”

With out lacking a beat, Lane chimes in, “It is actually the one heterosexual relationship I’ve had in my life and it is turn into so significant to me.”

Mullally, 64, and Lane, 67 — who’re, respectively, married to actor Nick Offerman, 53, and Broadway producer Devlin Elliott, 51 — costar within the new comedy Dicks: The Musical, which is a showcase for his or her impeccable timing.

“We’re minimize from the identical fabric,” explains the Will & Grace Emmy winner. “We have now that very same form of old-school really feel for the rhythm of the comedy.”

The 2 first met within the Nineties and have labored collectively since on a 2014 one-night-only profit live performance of Guys and Dolls at Carnegie Corridor, and later that 12 months in Terrence McNally’s Broadway present It’s Solely a Play.

However Dicks (which was granted a SAG-AFTRA interim settlement) is a unique beast altogether. They play a divorced couple, lengthy estranged, whose grownup sons (film cowriters Josh Sharp and Aaron Jackson) are twins who have been separated years in the past and goal to get their dad and mom again collectively. 

Megan Mullally and Nathan Lane in Dicks: The Musical
Nathan Lane and Megan Mullally play eccentric exes in ‘Dicks: The Musical’.

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Suppose The Father or mother Entice with foul language, raunchy intercourse scenes and outré song-and-dance numbers. 

Lane didn’t know what to make of the script when he learn it. “I wasn’t certain about it. I assumed it was outrageous,” he admits.

However after assembly with Sharp and Jackson, “I fell in love with them,” he continues. “This entire younger era, they’re not likely involved about what you assume, what your judgment is about what they’re doing.”

“To be part of one thing like this in a time when books are being banned and there’s a complete ‘Don’t Say Homosexual’ marketing campaign . . . I simply thought, for that cause alone, it’s value doing,” provides Lane. “It’ll be attention-grabbing to see what that response will likely be. There are individuals simply ready to be offended.”

Megan Mullally and Nathan Lane photographed at The London Hotel in West Hollywood, CA, on September
Megan Mullally and Nathan Lane posed collectively September 18.

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Mullally admits she tried to make Lane snigger once they have been filming collectively. 

“There was one scene the place we’re laying on this daybed in postcoital . . . or post-whatever loopy factor we’ve been doing,” she says. “The director simply by no means yelled minimize, and so I simply saved crawling on prime of Nathan. At a sure level Nathan was like, ‘Minimize. Minimize. Please, God, minimize!’ It was happening and on.”

Provides Lane, “There was lots of improv happening. I’ve by no means skilled that quantity of freedom. Robin Williams and I might beg [The Birdcage director] Mike Nichols for what he used to name a ‘free take’ the place he would permit us to improvise a bit. However this, each take was a free take.”

Dicks: The Musical, which costars Saturday Evening Dwell‘s Bowen Yang and Megan Thee Stallion, is in choose theaters Friday earlier than opening wider on Oct. 13.

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