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Will & Grace Is Back and Ready to Help Unite Us

'Will & Grace' Is Back and Ready to Help Unite Us

'Will & Grace' Is Back and Ready to Help Unite Us

The stars of the gayest sitcom of the '90s/'00s talk to The Advocate about rebooting the show in a post-Trump world.


Just in time for its triumphant return, the beloved cast of the gayest show of the '90s and early 2000s, Will & Grace, is gracing the latest cover of The Advocate.

A lot has changed since the show was last on the air, and the queer-themed show's stars are very aware of the country's current political divisions—and they're ready to face those divisions head on.

"Because of what was happening in our country and what has happened since the election, it felt necessary and urgent to me," Debra Messing told The Advocate of Will & Grace's return in this post-Trump world. 

"It’s funny, though, to think that these characters leading normal lives like any other human being would be considered resisting. What are we resisting? If resistance is happiness, then we’re the Resistance," Sean Hayes said of how radical it still is to have a show with queer main characters who aren't afraid to live their lives and  be themselves.

"Just the very act of doing this feels like we’re resisting, taking a chance on America again and seeing if they’re going to show up," Eric McCormack added. 

"You can’t put the toothpaste back in the tube," Megan Mullally said. "And people—many, many people—around the world have reached a certain degree of enlightenment and continued to grow and evolve. That can’t be stopped."

Check out the full Will & Grace cover story on The Advocate's website here! And be sure to tune in to NBC on Thursday, September 28 at 9pm for the show's epic return!

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