After an 11 year hiatus, one of the funniest, most charming shows is making its return to the small screen. Will & Grace, was an absolute staple show for years on NBC as it followed larger than life characters played by Debra Messing, Eric McCormack, Megan Mullally and Sean Hayes.
Even though it’s been over a decade since the foursome worked alongside one another day in and day out, they say that coming back into the fold was completely normal and an easy transition. Messing, McCormack and Hayes spoke to US Weekly and talked openly about how natural the reintegration was.
Messing, who plays the title character Grace, told the magazine that it was “heartwarming and thrilling and wonderful” to be back in the place where she spent her formative TV acting years.
She said that she even had various forms of deja vu because so much of the set and the audience felt so similar to her. Messing also went on to say that the most important thing about the show, which is what made it work in the first place, was still intact: their dynamic.
“I haven’t laughed in a long time and now I go to work and every single day I laugh out loud which I took for granted 11 years ago and our entire focus is to make people watching laugh out loud and it feels good,” Messing claims with pride.
Jack McFarland went on to say that even though it’s been 11 years since they wrapped, it actually only feels like two weeks. He says that time is funny that way and sometimes long spans of time seem to go by in a flash while other times the shortest spans can just drag and drag.
Hayes speaks so kindly of his coworkers by saying that what they have is a real unbreakable bond and they’re really like family.
Hayes also talks about how grateful he is that the press and the public have been so welcoming and excited for the reboot. He acknowledges that a good portion of how successful the show will be this time around is completely contingent on the response of others.