'Will & Grace' Returning to TV?! Megan Mullally Says There's a 'Very Good Chance'
Will & Grace fans, rejoice!
After an election-themed webisode of the beloved TV show was surprised-dropped in September, a decade after the groundbreaking series ended, it appears an actual reboot is in the works.
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In a new interview with PrideSource, Megan Mullally basically (and slyly) confirmed that the sitcom, which ran for eight seasons from 1998-2006, is heading back to its original home at NBC.
"All I can say is that there is a very good chance that that might happen," Mullally, who played liquor-loving Karen Walker on the Emmy-winning program, says. "It’s not happening right this second. I mean, we’re not rehearsing or anything like that. But there is a very good chance that something is going to materialize."
Last week, Mullally tweeted a chummy pic of herself and her fellow castmates -- Sean Hayes, Eric McCormack and Debra Messing -- with the caption, "who are these nerds & why are they always together with their weird little desserts."
Though Mullally confirmed the snap was not a behind-the scenes shot from new episodes, she still revealed very specific details about the much-anticipated revival, which was unofficially reported as a possibility in October after the webisode went viral.
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"So speaking theoretically, in a completely made-up world where Will & Grace is coming back to NBC for 10 episodes -- just in that made-up world -- it couldn’t be a better time," Mullally admits. "I think more so now than even when we started! And who would have ever -- I mean, it’s heinous that it’s because Donald Trump is the president-elect."
The veteran actress noted that a Trump presidency gives the showrunners "carte blanche," which, based on his recent tweets about Saturday Night Live, probably won't make the new commander in chief very happy.
Meanwhile, Mullally is starring alongside Bryan Cranston and James Franco in Why Him?, arriving in theaters on Dec. 23. During the shoot, the actress got up close and personal with Franco, who, at one point, appears pantsless in the comedy.
"His butt crack was 100 percent showing and, like, a little bit of pubes," she recalls. "I was actually a little embarrassed when I walked on the set the first time and was like, 'Oh my. Wow. OK.'"
Also known for small-screen roles on Parks and Recreation and Party Down, Mullally proudly adds, "I have gotten an actual part in a (major, big-screen) movie at the tender young age of 57! It’s all happening so fast! Hope I don’t get into drugs."
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Noting that her Hollywood career didn't launch until her 40s, when she starred on Will & Grace, Mullally explained that her experience is uncommon for women in showbiz.
"I’ve always been a late bloomer, so I never feel like, 'Oh, I’m gettin’ older; I guess everything is gonna stop,'" she says while discussing ageism in Hollywood. "I’m the opposite: 'Oh, I’m just getting started.'"
Read the full PrideSource interview here.
While we wait with bated breath for possible new episodes of Will & Grace, bask in the nostalgia of this clip from the show's first season.