Eric McCormack sends mixed messages about Will & Grace comeback
The future of a Will and Grace reuinion appears to be unconfirmed by lead actor Eric McCormack.
The groundbreaking NBC sitcom ran for eight seasons from 1998 until 2006 – and the show has often been hailed as the watershed moment in LGB visibility in the media.
Despite Debra Messing appearing to have confirmed the comeback earlier this year, McCormack stopped short of saying it was official in an NBC’s Today Show interview.
He said: “We’re talking about it.”
Adding: “The four of us are game. It’s just a matter of everybody else.”
Check out the interview with McCormack below:
And the appearent teaser trailer from Debra Messing here:
— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) September 26, 2016
The show featured McCormack as gay lead Will Truman, alongside his roommate and best friend Grace Adler (Debra Messing).
Ten years on from the end of the sitcom, McCormack and Messing teased a reunion alongside Megan Mullally (Karen Walker) and Sean Hayes (Jack McFarland) earlier this week.
Messing tweeting out a superhero-style trailer earlier this year.
Among a slew of buzz-style quotes are the hidden words: “WILL & GRACE IS BACK”.
It features the voice of Karen Walker mocking Trump slogan ‘Make America Great Again’ – a potential hint that their return may be tied into the election debates.
We’re in the dark here, but we’re so ready.
Messing recently says she regrets that the show did not go on for longer.
When asked what she would change about the show, she said: “I guess I would change the fact that we stopped [the show] after eight years.
“It was such a happy time, and we were all really exhausted by that point and it was the right thing to do at that time.
“But now obviously time has passed, and I watch the show with my son who laughs at it and I think it would’ve been really great to do it a few more years.”
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She also recently shared a touching note from gay flight attendant who says the show “helped him come out”.
The Smithsonian museum previously launched a new collection to mark the history of LGBT people, which will include props from Will & Grace.
Showrunner David Kohan said: “The fact that it’s in the American history [museum], maybe we were a part of something that was bigger than we ever imagined.
“These particular guests that were invited into people’s living rooms happened to be your gay friends.
“I don’t think people really had the opportunity to have that before, and it served to, I think, make people recognize that your close friends were gay.”