Ashley Williams

'Good Morning Miami'

When the creators of “Will & Grace” held auditions for “Good Morning Miami” they were expecting grueling casting sessions.

“We wrote the script for an earthy, approachable and attractive woman,” says co-showrunner David Kohan of the person to play the hairstylist Dylan Messinger for the nation’s lowest-rated morning show. “We included a note saying, ‘Good luck in casting.'”

Yet, everyone instantly agreed on Ashley Williams, 23, the first actress to audition for the part. The recent Boston U. graduate, and sister of fellow thespian Kimberly Williams, had a prior role on the sudser “As the World Turns.”

Onscreen, Dylan seems oblivious to the heart palpitations she inspires in Jake Silver, the show’s new producer, who upon meeting Dylan accepts the daunting task of turning around the troubled show.

“I think that’s what is so great about Dylan,” Williams says. “She has no idea of what she’s doing to people.”

More TV

  • HBO Documentary President Sheila Nevins Stepping

    HBO Documentary President Sheila Nevins Stepping Down

    When the creators of “Will & Grace” held auditions for “Good Morning Miami” they were expecting grueling casting sessions. “We wrote the script for an earthy, approachable and attractive woman,” says co-showrunner David Kohan of the person to play the hairstylist Dylan Messinger for the nation’s lowest-rated morning show. “We included a note saying, ‘Good […]

  • Disney-Fox Deal Sets Up Scramble for

    Disney-Fox Deal Unleashes Flood of Free-Agent Executives, Talent

    When the creators of “Will & Grace” held auditions for “Good Morning Miami” they were expecting grueling casting sessions. “We wrote the script for an earthy, approachable and attractive woman,” says co-showrunner David Kohan of the person to play the hairstylist Dylan Messinger for the nation’s lowest-rated morning show. “We included a note saying, ‘Good […]

  • Morgan Spurlock Sexual Misconduct

    Morgan Spurlock's TNT Series 'Who Rules the World' Halts Production

    When the creators of “Will & Grace” held auditions for “Good Morning Miami” they were expecting grueling casting sessions. “We wrote the script for an earthy, approachable and attractive woman,” says co-showrunner David Kohan of the person to play the hairstylist Dylan Messinger for the nation’s lowest-rated morning show. “We included a note saying, ‘Good […]

  • George Clooney Matt Charman

    Watergate Series in the Works at Netflix From George Clooney, Matt Charman

    When the creators of “Will & Grace” held auditions for “Good Morning Miami” they were expecting grueling casting sessions. “We wrote the script for an earthy, approachable and attractive woman,” says co-showrunner David Kohan of the person to play the hairstylist Dylan Messinger for the nation’s lowest-rated morning show. “We included a note saying, ‘Good […]

  • The Chi

    TV News Roundup: Showtime Offers Early Look at Series Premiere of 'The Chi'

    When the creators of “Will & Grace” held auditions for “Good Morning Miami” they were expecting grueling casting sessions. “We wrote the script for an earthy, approachable and attractive woman,” says co-showrunner David Kohan of the person to play the hairstylist Dylan Messinger for the nation’s lowest-rated morning show. “We included a note saying, ‘Good […]

  • Sam Esmail Remote Controlled Podcast

    Remote Controlled: 'Mr. Robot' Creator Reflects on Season 3, Previews Season 4

    When the creators of “Will & Grace” held auditions for “Good Morning Miami” they were expecting grueling casting sessions. “We wrote the script for an earthy, approachable and attractive woman,” says co-showrunner David Kohan of the person to play the hairstylist Dylan Messinger for the nation’s lowest-rated morning show. “We included a note saying, ‘Good […]

  • Thomas Ferguson

    Endemol Shine Names Thomas Ferguson VP of Licensing, Partnerships

    When the creators of “Will & Grace” held auditions for “Good Morning Miami” they were expecting grueling casting sessions. “We wrote the script for an earthy, approachable and attractive woman,” says co-showrunner David Kohan of the person to play the hairstylist Dylan Messinger for the nation’s lowest-rated morning show. “We included a note saying, ‘Good […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content