Eric McCormack and Debra Messing: ‘Never Say Never’ to a ‘Will & Grace’ Revival

Is the gang ready to get back together? Eric McCormack and Debra Messing said in a new interview that they will never rule out a Will & Grace revival.

McCormack, 53 — who played Will Truman on the beloved NBC sitcom that premiered in 1998 and ended in 2006 — recently reunited with costars Messing (Grace Adler), Sean Hayes (Jack McFarland) and Megan Mullally (Karen Walker) to film an extended scene urging fans to vote in this year’s upcoming presidential election. The nine-minute clip went viral hours after its Monday, September 26, release, just ahead of the first 2016 presidential debate.

“We had a great time. It's a 'never say never' type of situation,” McCormack told The Hollywood Reporter in an interview published Tuesday, September 27, when asked about the likelihood of a reboot. “But at this point, there is no talk. … I think you'll find that we'll all give that answer. The whole eight years was lightning in a bottle. You want to be careful that you don't mess too much with that bottle.”

Eric Mccormack and Debra Messing arrive at
Eric Mccormack and Debra Messing arrive at "An Evening Honoring James Burrows" at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences on Oct. 7, 2013, in Hollywood. Chelsea Lauren/WireImage

Messing, 48, echoed her costar. “I never say never anymore,” she told THR. “Everything has changed so much in the TV industry; there have been reboots.”

The actress also couldn’t help but gush over the foursome’s long-awaited reunion, which she described as “incredibly emotional” because they hadn’t all been in the same room in a decade.

“The four of us were having this group hug and marveling at one another and the fact that we were all together and what we were about to do. When we walked on the set, it was a very intense moment,” the mom — she shares son Roman, 12, with ex-husband Daniel Zelman — explained. “It was shocking to be back on that set with every little prop in place. It was surreal, exciting and certainly nostalgic.”

Sean Hayes as Jack McFarland, Debra Messing as Grace Adler, Eric McCormack as Will Truman, Megan Mullally as Karen Walker on WIll & Grace
Sean Hayes as Jack McFarland, Debra Messing as Grace Adler, Eric McCormack as Will Truman and Megan Mullally as Karen Walker on 'WIll & Grace.' Chris Haston/NBCU Photo Bank

Fans went wild this past Saturday after Messing posted a group shot of the actors hanging out at Mullally, 57, and husband Nick Offerman’s comedy show. The stars later took to social media to tease their politically charged project.

Messing tweeted: “I feel like something BIG is going to happen tomorrow,” as McCormack posted a picture to Twitter of himself holding a script, and captioned it: “I used to be able to do this without glasses.”

Mullally looked like she was standing at the entrance of apartment 9C in a photo she shared: “I remember this place,” she wrote.

Watch Will, Grace & Co. relive the magic in the video above.

 

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