7 Surprising Facts About 'Will & Grace'
You can't get enough of Will & Grace? Well, neither can we - so here is some interesting trivia about our favorite sitcom. These are the facts that all die-hard fans definitely need to know!
Eric McCormack was not the only actor who was up for the role of "Will". John Barrowman (who later starred on Desperate Housewives) was first being considered by FOX, but didn't get it because he was "too straight" and the role went to Eric McCormack. Barrowman is gay in real-life, while McCormack is straight.
Debra Messing was not the only actress in consideration for the role of "Grace". Nicolette Sheridan and Alexis Arquette were also up for the part - but we are sure glad Debra Messing ended up getting the role!
Over the course of its eight-year-run, Will & Grace won a total of 16(!) Primetime Emmy Awards. Besides all the accolades for the actors (Best Lead Actor/Actress, Best Supporting Actor/Actress), the sitcom was also awarded the Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series in 2000 and for Outstanding Directing in 2001, 2002, and 2003.
As it turns out, Megan Mullaly was almost cast as "Carrie" on The King of Queens. She was offered the part, which was later played by Leah Remini, around the same time the offer to play "Karen" came along. Luckily for all Will & Grace fans, she made the right choice!
Just like Friends before it, Will & Grace also had some amazing celebrity cameos within the eight years it was on the air. The likes of Britney Spears, Sharon Osbourne, Madonna and Demi Moore are only a few of those who came to the set for a little guest appearance...
Yes, the show does take place in New York City, but it was almost entirely shot in Hollywood. Only a few selected scenes had to be filmed in 'The Big Apple', like some scenes for episode 14 of season 2, which was called "Acting Out".