10 Will and Grace Casting Secrets That’ll Blow Your Freakin’ Mind
There’s nothing we love more than when our favorite sitcom casts reunite. And if you think we’re joking, think again. We’re already dying for our Teen Wolf faves to be in the same room again, and the last episode of the series JUST aired. This is why we’re SO obsessed when David Henrie and Selena Gomez meet up, or when Drake is seen with any of his old Degrassi: The Next Generation cast members.
What’s even better than a reunion is when co-stars get back together in front of the cameras, but not just to make guest-appearances on each other’s shows — we’re talking about REAL reboots like Netflix’s Gilmore Girls and Full House, which both premiered last year.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that another revival is upon us, this time on NBC. And it’s not just any old revival — it’s a 16-episode reboot of Will and Grace!! AHHHHHH! And if that isn’t exciting enough for you, get this! It’s already been renewed for a second season and it literally premiered just a couple days ago. The show is obviously going to be amazing because all four key players are back to bring Will, Grace, Jack, and Karen back to life and make us laugh our heads off all over again.
When the sitcom was first on air from 1998 to 2006, it received 16 Emmy Awards out of a whopping 83 nominations, which means the creators and cast clearly knew what they were doing. But the show that stole all of our hearts — while spreading LGBTQ+ awareness at the same time — was almost a very different tale. You’ll never guess which actors we now know and love almost didn’t make it into the credits, and which big-name stars almost did. Keep reading for mind-blowing casting secrets!
Sean Hayes auditioned for Will
No, we're not crazy. We know Sean was cast on Will and Grace — as the most awarded cast member with 44 nominations, no less — but what you probably didn't know was that he originally was asked to audition for Will. And while he totally could have killed it, he was clearly made to play Jack, so we're grateful everything turned out the way it did. He may have been cast as a struggling actor, but he thrived in this role!