Debra Messing on the 'Will & Grace' reboot getting political: 'There's a lot of material'


Debra Messing thinks that 2017 is the perfect time to bring "Will & Grace" back to TV.

We recently caught up with the actress while she was promoting CoolSculpting, a non-invasive fat-freezing treatment she equates to "going to get a facial," and we got the scoop on the upcoming reboot of NBC's beloved sitcom.

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"Given the political climate and all the shakeups that are happening and the move towards going backwards in terms of civil rights and the environment, it just feels like the right time for 'Will & Grace' to be on air," she explained to us.

"We're gonna come back, and we're gonna do what 'Will & Grace' always did," she continued. "Which is to try to make you laugh out loud and be provocative, to push the envelope, to talk about what's happening in the world, to make fun of things that are happening in politics and in pop culture."

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And, though the show always tackled current issues head-on, the last two years have been particularly ripe with material that Messing says will be more than fair game when "Will & Grace" returns for 10 episodes during the 2017-2018 season.

"These are things we always did, and now obviously with what's happening in the world, there's a lot of fodder," she told us. "There's a lot of material to shine a light on and to make fun of and hopefully make people reconsider their point of view. We all felt we wanted to do it because we felt we wanted to laugh, and we wanted to give that gift to people right now, because it feels particularly needed. ['Will & Grace'] is a place where you can go and know you're going to get some relief from some of the chaos and confusion right now."

We don't know about you, but we can't wait for that relief.

To watch our full interview with Debra Messing, watch the video above.

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