The Mysteries of Laura, premiering September 24 on NBC (8 pm et/pt), stars Debra Messing as the titular NYPD homicide detective and mother of two misbehaving kids. Couple that with an impending divorce with a fellow cop named Jake (Josh Lucas), and Laura’s plate is more than full.
“I think that she compartamentalizes,” says Messing, who also starred in NBC’s series Smash. “And work is her domain and she is at the top of her domain. To have (Jake) come in who represents family and all of the complications that come with divorcing and co-parenting. For him to be her boss, it’s just a nightmare.”
In the video clip below, Messing, who did the interview with Lucas, talks about how she relates to Laura’s on the job “hyper-focus.” She also can commiserate with her character regarding the challenges of raising a family. Check out the video below:
The Mysteries of Laura also stars Laz Alonso and Janina Gavankar.