SheKnows: Did it ever feel like you were working on a project that was 14 years in the making?
Debra Messing: I don't know what that would feel like.
SheKnows: There was a feel of a longstanding effort to get it done. It just feels so fresh. It doesn't seem like that at all.
Jada Pinkett-Smith: Yeah, no, never once.
Debra Messing: I think it's a testament to Diane's writing. It's a modern adaptation. She has made it fresh and relevant. We all knew how long it took. I think put a fire all of us one way or another knowing that this great writer-director, this great script, has been sitting. She's been trying to get this made and people were saying, 'It's women. No.' 'It's women. No.' Well, now it's like, OK, we're here. We're going to do it. Guess what?
Jada and Debra both laugh.
Jada Pinkett-Smith: Oh, absolutely. That's what it takes when you have a passion for anything. Diane, she was like 'this movie will get done.' Because that was her mission, it happened.
Debra Messing: She's a role model.
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