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EXCLUSIVE: Debra Messing Reveals How 'Will & Grace' Revival Came Together: 'We Have a Lot to Say'

by Lynda Brendish 2:55 PM PDT, May 07, 2017
Playing EXCLUSIVE: Debra Messing Reveals How 'Will & Grace' Revival Came Together: 'We Have a Lot to Say'

Debra Messing can't wait to reunite with her Will & Grace costars and crew for the upcoming revival of the show -- and neither can we!

ET caught up with the 48-year-old actress at the 28th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York City on Saturday night, where she was on hand to receive the Excellence in Media Award for her LGBTQ community support. She revealed that the response to the Will & Grace Get Out The Vote skit last year helped spur serious consideration of a revival.

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"When we did [the skit], we could not believe how comfortable it was and how it felt like no time had passed. Then that video got 7 million views and so NBC was like, 'Wait a second, maybe we should bring them back,' and they called and were like, 'What do you guys think?'" Messing revealed.

"The four of us had dinner together and were like, 'What do we think?' Ultimately we thought we need to laugh and we need to make people laugh, because this has been a rough year -- and we have a lot to say about it, but we also make you think," she added.

Although the show hasn't started production and no scripts are in yet, Messing is eager to get back to into the role. "It's been 11 years and I think the thing that is most exciting is that everybody is coming back," she said, revealing that the entire cast and crew -- even down to the makeup, wardrobe and hair crew -- are reuniting for the revival.

"It's just a testament to how close a family we were -- and the chance to come back for this little sprint and, just to play again, especially now when there is so much to talk about with what’s happening in our country. I'm just excited,” she continued. "I'm excited to laugh. I'm excited to make people laugh and I know I feel hungry for that."

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The politically active actress also had a lot to say in her nine-minute acceptance speech, urging Americans to resist President Trump's decisions and directing a plea to Ivanka Trump to "do something" about "women's issues."

Will & Grace returns to screens in September, so in the meantime, get your fix with news on the revival in the video below. 

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