Q&A: Why Megan Mullally Won’t Talk Politics While Hosting the SAG Awards

Megan Mullally is funny. The “Will & Grace” star can also sing and dance. While she’s not picking up the Oscar hosting gig after the Kevin Hart fiasco, Mullally will take center stage on Sunday, Jan. 27 when she makes her debut as the host of the 25th annual SAG Awards.

Variety caught up with Mullally shortly after the hosting announcement was made to talk SAG Awards prep, why she won’t be riffing on politics during the show and the one person she’s hoping to meet on the big day.

How did the hosting job come about?
Well I first heard them say, “Will you be our ho…?” and I was like, ‘Yeah, I can be your ho!” But then it turns out they actually said “host.” And I was like, “Oh okay, well I could do that, too.”

How do you prepare?
I don’t know! Find some writers and throw a bunch of ideas around. I had a couple of ideas that are funny that require some shooting some stuff outside of the actual live broadcast, so we’ll see. I don’t think I have an inordinate amount of screen time. I’m not on stage for twenty minutes telling a series of amazing political jokes. That’s s…

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