Debra Messing and Jesse L. Martin Film “Smash” in the Rain! (Photos)

Smash? More like Splash!

Debra Messing gamely filmed scenes from her successful show in the midst of a freezing Manhattan rainstorm on Monday. Sharing her pain was Jesse L. Martin, who joins the drama this season as the artistic director of the Manhattan Theatre Workshop.

Despite being well wrapped up in a bulky hooded coat, head scarf and boots, Debra still looked pretty miserable – or maybe she was getting into character in preparation for a stormy argument!

And next time you sigh about the cushy lives actors lead, think about these photos and keep them as a reminder that sometimes you have to suffer for your art.

See the soggy pictures here.

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  • Huddled together 1 of 5
    Huddled together
    The costars stay close as they step up onto the curb.
  • It’s a big enough umbrella… 2 of 5
    It's a big enough umbrella...
    Jesse shelters his costar with a gigantic bumbershoot.
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    89934, NEW YORK, NEW YORK - Monday January 28, 2013. Debra Messing is joined by Jesse L. Martin as they seek shelter underneath an umbrella whilst trying to film scenes for "Smash" in the pouring rain. Photograph: Lenny Abbot, © PacificCoastNews.com **FEE MUST BE AGREED PRIOR TO USAGE** **E-TABLET/IPAD & MOBILE PHONE APP PUBLISHING REQUIRES ADDITIONAL FEES** LOS ANGELES OFFICE: +1 310 822 0419 LONDON OFFICE: +44 20 8090 4079
  • Am I having fun yet? 4 of 5
    Am I having fun yet?
    Either Debra's character is in a foul mood, or else she wishes she were home with a hot cup of coffee.
  • Grabbing a cab 5 of 5
    Grabbing a cab
    Now we KNOW this scene isn't for real. Ever try to find a cab in Manhattan when it rains??

[Photos: via PacificCoastNews]

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