With the brand new series already here, Davis and Nixon tried their best to keep quiet about the show's plot, ensuring that they wouldn't reveal any spoilers. But one thing they weren't afraid to open up about was their dear friend and costar, the late Willie Garson.
It's clear that Garson, who played gay character Stanford Blatch in both the original and the revival, had a lasting impact. He played one of the first openly LGBTQ+ characters on mainstream television, breaking barriers for other LGBTQ+ representation to follow. But beyond his career, Nixon and Davis shared that he was an incredible person to work with and an amazing friend.
"Willie was just a person who just lightened any situation that he was in and would just have you in stitches in a minute of coming into a conversation," Nixon said.
"Full of joy," Davis chimed in. "And so incredibly brilliant and smart."
Nixon and Davis held hands and reminisced on their time with Garson, tears welling in their eyes.
"Even being sick," Davis shared. "Which we didn't know about in the beginning, he still brought so much joy."
Garson passed away in September, at the age of 57, due to pancreatic cancer. Nixon revealed that they were "super grateful" to have had time with Garson once they knew he was sick, so that they "could talk about it."
"But it's hard," Davis uttered. "I wish he was here."