Will & Grace stars Debra Messing and Eric McCormack excitingly reunited Tuesday night at the Television Academy's "An Evening Honoring James Burrows." The pair cozied up on the red carpet in order to celebrate Burrows, who directed the NBC series!
The show, which followed savvy New York friends Will Truman and Grace Adler, was a huge hit for the gay community as McCormack played a strong and positive male role as a successful lawyer.
The hit series ran for eight seasons before being cancelled, and Messing recently spoke of the possible future of the characters, and how she would "never say never" to a movie deal for the show. "I would hope that all the characters had found some love at some point, but you know, it's a comedy," she told the Huffington Post. "So happiness does not equal laughter most of the time on TV."
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Since the show's end, McCormack has been involved in a string of projects, appearing in television shows such as Monk, Law & Order SVU, and Perception. He has also been busy going out to dinners with Messing, which he says draws lots of attention from waiters! "The few times we have gotten together in New York, it's usually just [Debra] and I having dinner, and we don't even make a reservation," the actor said. "We just kind of walk in, and there's always at least one waiter kind of dropping something, going, 'Am I on TV? Is this real?'"
According to McCormack, one of the most memorable times on Will & Grace was when Sandy Flowers would provide the set with food. "She was always serving ribs and stuff, and it was like, 'Sandy, it's a gay show. We have to be all slim and stuff,'" McCormack remembered. "And she said, 'Oh, I'll do salad tomorrow.' And I said, 'Great.' And there was this salad with this warm dressing, and I said, 'That's gorgeous. What is this?' She said, 'It's just bacon fat. It's really simple — just bacon fat. Warm bacon fat.'"