Thanks decades of portraying Jack McFarland, we’re all used to seeing Sean Hayes in the role of a comically self-absorbed, shallow schemer who has no shame when it comes to manipulating others into taking care of him.
This spring, we’ll get to see him play it again – only this time, he’ll be doing it as a woman.
A trailer has dropped for Hayes’ upcoming film, “Lazy Susan,” in which the Emmy-winning actor dons a dress to play the title role. Heading off possible confusion over whether the “Will & Grace” star might be playing trans, the character is handily described in publicity materials as “a spectacularly unmotivated cisgender woman for whom doing nothing is exhausting.”
The film’s official synopsis tells us, “Susan has always been the self-centered oddball in her family, who lazily skated through life with their grudging support until one day she wakes up to realize she’s middle-aged with no job, no relationship, and an increasingly estranged family. She finally decides to take charge and turn things around, but never having done anything herself before, the struggle is real (and hilarious) as Susan becomes the woman she always wanted to be, all on her own.”
Hayes co-stars in the “slice of life” comedy with fellow Emmy-winner Margo Martindale and Oscar-winner Jim Rash, along with Carrie Aizley (“Transparent”), Kiel Kennedy (“Robot Chicken”), Danny Johnson (“Daredevil”), Darlene Hunt (“I Heart Huckabees”), Skipp Sudduth (“Madame Secretary”), J.R. Ramirez (“Manifest”), and Matty Cardarople (“Stranger Things”), with appearances from Oscar-winner Allison Janney and Tony-winner Matthew Broderick. Hayes also co-wrote with Aizley and Hunt, with Nick Peet as the film’s director.
It opens in select theaters and on demand April 3. You can see the trailer below.