01/03/2013 11:12 am ET Updated Jan 04, 2013

'Smash' Star Debra Messing Hasn't 'Recovered' From Not Having Scenes With Sean Hayes

A "Will And Grace" reunion on "Smash"? Not so fast.

Though there is a lot of star power in Season 2 of "Smash," fans were particularly excited to learn that Sean Hayes would be making an appearance on the NBC drama to inevitably reunite with his "Will And Grace" co-star Debra Messing.

Although Messing was told that she and Hayes would have scenes together, the actress -- who plays Broadway writer Julia on the series -- told "Entertainment Weekly" that no such thing happened.

"I still have not recovered from that. [NBC Entertainment Chairman] Bob Greenblatt came to set and looked me in the eye and said, 'I promise you will definitely interact with him at some point.' And then [Hayes] was gone," she said. "I mean, come on. Even if I ran into him at the local Starbucks, a scene that has nothing to do with moving the plot along, just having us bump into each other and say hi, that's all I wanted."

In an interview with HuffPost in August, Messing still had high hopes for scenes that never came to fruition.

"I asked for [scenes with Hayes!] I'm hoping the writers will accommodate," she said. "They promised me I would have scenes with him, so I think they know I'll have a horrible temper tantrum if I don't get to act with him."

Season 2 of "Smash" returns on Tues., February 5 at 9 p.m. EST with a two-hour premiere and moves to 10 p.m. EST on February 12.

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