Karen Walker’s First Line in the ‘Will & Grace’ Reboot Is So Karen Walker
The countdown is on! We’re less than two months away from the highly anticipated return of Will & Grace to NBC. Thankfully, the sitcom’s stars are helping us pass the time until then by dishing on the show’s revival.
Debra Messing (Grace Adler), Eric McCormack (Will Truman), Sean Hayes (Jack McFarland), and Megan Mullally (Karen Walker) spoke to Entertainment Tonight at NBC’s Television Critics Association press tour event on Thursday, Aug. 3, and teased what their iconic characters are up to 11 years after Will & Grace ended it’s eight-season run.
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Though she didn’t give away too much, Megan, 58, did reveal Karen’s first line. “All I can say is, my first line is, ‘I had the craziest dream,’” the actress told ET, adding that she is very grateful for the opportunity to bring Karen (and her signature voice) back to life.
“The fact that we’re coming back at all is a miracle to me. That’s never happened before,” she said. “We had no reason to ever think that the show would come back and to have them now have that faith in us based on the fan response to do a second season, is just really thrilling.”
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For her part, Debra, 48, said that Grace is “doing incredibly well” in her career as an interior designer. “She really has just advanced a lot and she is single and, for reasons that will be explained, Will and Grace are living together once again,” Debra said. “But it’s definitely been spruced up a little bit with a little Grace Adler flair.”
While Eric, 54, joked that he is scared of “sitcom lighting” at his age, he said that falling back into Will’s ways was a breeze because of the chemistry among his co-stars. “The easiest part always is the four of us together,” he said. “It is literally zero to 60 every time.”
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And when it comes to Sean’s lovable character, fans can expect to see even more outrageous antics. “Jack will be teaching a class and he has branded a new style of acting called ‘Jacking,'” the Broadway alum explained. “So you’ll see that.”
Will & Grace returns to NBC on Thursday, Sept. 28 at 9 p.m. EST.
To see how the cast has changed over the years, click through the gallery below!
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