On tonight’s emotional episode of Will & Grace, we said goodbye to Rosario.
Shelley Morrison, the actress who played Rosario for the first eight seasons of Will & Grace, made a cameo in the “Vote, Honey” video last year, but when the revival was announced Morrison declined to return, saying she had retired from show business.
“It was with a heavy heart that she gave us that information and that we received it, but it is the way that it goes,” series co-creator Max Mutchnick told The Hollywood Reporter. “It is a choice that she has made. We really wanted Shelley to be a part of this series, so we find ourselves having to figure that out moving forward. It was not an easy decision to make, but it’s one that she made.”
Karen and Rosario met at a nightclub where Rosario was a cigarette lady in 1985. She then went to work for “Miss Karen,” and their love-hate relationship was born. Rosie might have been Karen’s maid, but she was considered family, even marrying Jack (Sean Hayes) for a Green Card.
Scroll through below to see some of Rosario’s best comebacks from her years working—and making endless cocktails—for Karen.