How Will & Grace Backstage Feud Came to an End
The road to the finale was a bumpy one.
It’s the end of the road for one of the most celebrated sitcoms of the last 2 decades. However, the journey to the finale was not an easy one. The Will & Grace feud and a clause in Debra Messing’s contract had to be dealt with as well. The contract, however, turned out to be a blessing in disguise amid the Coronavirus pandemic.
Last Thursday saw the ending to one of the most successful tv shows of our time. The amazing cast members, Megan Mullally, Sean Hayes, Debra Messing, and Eric McCormack entertained the audience during the entire second run as well. Will and Grace’s reboot, however, had to deal with a feud between Debra and Megan.
Will & Grace Feud
In a recent Q&A session with Entertainment Weekly, show creators David Kohan and Max Mutchnick shared how they handled the backstage feud. When asked, the two didn’t deny the existence of Will and Grace feud but instead, shared how they handled the situation.
We always work under this kind of motto that everything’s about the work. It’s just about the work. And so if we stay true to that, then we just keep you guys out of whatever happened on the set this year. Because it would have done nothing but get in the way of the stories that we wanted to tell.
Debra Messing’s contract was a lifesaver
The two also talked about Debra Messing’s contract according to which NBC’s Will & Grace had to be completed by Christmas. David and Max initially thought it was a “pain in the a**” but the COVID-19 lockdown changed their views on it.
It would have been the most unfinished feeling to not get to the end of [Will & Grace]. Thank God Debra had it in her contract that we had to be done by Christmas.
We did run into trouble with the retrospective that’s airing right after the finale. We weren’t finished with that and that was not easy to get to the finish line with the world shut down [because of COVID-19].
It’s good to know that team Will & Grace didn’t let personal grudges come in the way.
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