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Debi Mazar Sounds Off On Her Lesbian 'Younger' Role, 'Dumb' Dolce & Gabbana Remark

03/18/2015 04:51 pm ET | Updated Feb 02, 2016

Debi Mazar said she feels "a responsibility to the gay community" in playing a lesbian character on TVLand's "Younger."

The series, which also stars Sutton Foster and Hilary Duff, focuses on a 40-year-old single mom (Foster) who undergoes a makeover to appear 26 in an effort to land a publishing job after her husband leaves her.

On the show, which debuts on TVLand March 31, Mazar plays Maggie, a woman who just "happens to like chicks instead of guys."

"I don't like to play caricatures of people," she said in a HuffPost Live interview this week. "I'm a New Yorker, so I've been surrounded by the life -- the gay life -- my whole life, from the community."

The "Entourage" and "GoodFellas" star, 50, also sounded off on the media firestorm surrounding Dolce & Gabbana's remarks about "synthetic children" who are born to same-sex families.

Noting that she believed that "things get lost in translation," she said, "I just think it was a dumb comment, misconstrued in a way, and the Internet just [took] off with it."

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