The real reason Will & Grace is making a comeback

Will & Grace stars Sean Hayes, Megan Mullally, Eric McCormack and Debra Messing.
Will & Grace stars Sean Hayes, Megan Mullally, Eric McCormack and Debra Messing. News Limited

FANS went wild over a short Will & Grace reunion video last year which saw the gang hanging out in Will's apartment, eleven years after the series finale aired.

The political skit was specifically aimed at promoting Hillary Clinton for US President, but - as Debra Messing (who played Grace) explained to Time Out - reuniting the cast made them "realise that there is a kind of magical synergy between the four of us".

In fact, it was that skit that sparked a whole new era of Will & Grace.

"The campaign season between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton absolutely was the catalyst for us coming back," she said.

"If that had not happened, and it had been a different kind of campaign season, we would not be here right now."

It seems likely there would be a lot of pressure on a show which was once a hit sitcom but has been off the air for more than a decade, but Messing doesn't feel that way.

"I don't feel pressure because I've read the first episode. We walked away so proud of the eight years that we did and when it first came up, the idea of doing it again, it was like, 'Wait a second!'" she said.

"We had to make sure there are stories to be told. We had to make sure that those comic voices would live again, and even louder."

As for the chemistry between her, Eric McCormack, Sean Hayes and Megan Mulally - the actress insists nothing has changed.

"It's absolutely the same. We really are brothers and sisters. We can't keep our hands off of each other. We are happiest when we are totally inappropriate with each other."

New episodes of Will & Grace will be available from tomorrow on Stan.

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