Will and Grace stars front hilarious new video for Human Rights Campaign (WATCH)
Stars of NBC sitcom Will and Grace have come out in support of the Human Rights Campaign.
Megan Mullally, Debra Messing, Eric McCormack and Sean Hayes front a new video by the LGBT rights charity ahead of its major annual fundraising dinner.
The video comes days after the new series of the show returned to US screens after a 12 year break.
In the hilarious new video, Karen Walker declares: “The Human Rights Campaign gala is in a month.
Sean Hayes’ character Jack McFarland retorts: “Every A-list gay will be there, you know, the creme de la creme of the creme de la femme.”
The others seem less than impressed by not taking the event seriously.
The Human Rights National Gala, due to be held 28 October, will focus on the rise of hate crimes and anti-trans rhetoric since Donald Trump took office.
Watch the video in full:
There is no doubt that "Will & Grace" was integral in the fight for LGBTQ equality. The show’s message of love, acceptance and celebration are more important than ever.
Posted by Human Rights Campaign on Saturday, September 30, 2017
The first episode of the sitcom’s long-awaited revival aired last week, reuniting original cast members Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally.
The show was back on form with its first episode, which took on the Trump administration.
The episode took aim at the Republicans and the Trump administration, with mega-wealthy sociopath Karen revealed to be BFFs with First Lady Melania.
Fans also finally got to see how the show dealt with the obstacle of its original ending, which had included a flash-forward of the main characters falling out, growing old and having kids.
It turned out to be a rating success with millions tuning in for the episode.
Rather than follow that slightly-depressing timeline where Will and Grace aren’t friends, the show decided to simply pretend none of it happened.
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Awaking from a nap, Karen says: “I had the craziest dream… in the dream Will was living with a swarthy man in uniform and Grace was married to a Jew doctor. What happened to the children you had who grew up and got married to eachother?”
Will deadpans: “That never happened.”
The episode received mixed reviews, with fans broadly praising the show’s return, while critics accused it of being “stale”.
NBC had already renewed the show for a second season, before its 16-episode first season even began to air.