Debra Messing has Great News for Will & Grace Fans
After a return to form that had many viewers wondering just why Will & Grace ever left the air, the show has left loyal watchers and new fans alike thirsting for more.
Well, star Debra Messing is letting everyone know that the next season will definitely be worth the wait—the star just dropped a few clues about what's in store for the revival's sophomore season.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Messing says that "big sweeping changes" are in store for the entire cast.
"There’s going to be all kinds of new things to play with and joke about," Messing said during an appearance on the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s podcast, The HFPA in Conversation. "Grace is getting a love interest, which I’m looking very forward to. Karen [Megan Mullally] is getting divorced, Will [Eric McCormack] is changing jobs, and Jack [Sean Hayes] is getting married […] big sweeping changes."
What else can viewers expect when the show comes back this fall? NBC already confirmed that Chelsea Handler will join the quartet as Donna Zimmer, one of Grace's clients that happens to be a "power lesbian" that gets very, very cozy with someone close to everyone's favorite interior decorator. Alec Baldwin will also be making a return to the show, so prepare for plenty of rapid-fire back-and-forths—and plenty of steamy chemistry—between his character, government agent Malcolm Widmark, and Karen.
The podcast gave Messing a chance to reflect back on the show's legacy as well as tease the upcoming season. During her time on the show, she had no idea that it would be such a poignant and powerful platform for social change. When the cast and crew realized just how much the show meant to so many people, they used it to support marriage equality, even going so far as reaching our to the White House.
“It became apparent that the show was politically and socially relevant in a way that surprised all of us, and it was a source of enormous pride for me,” Messing said. “We tried to use our platform on that show to pass gay marriage when it was on, but it didn’t work […] so years later, when Vice President Biden said that he supported gay marriage and he felt that Will & Grace did more for the cause than anything else in society […] other than the birth of my child, that was the proudest moment of my life.”