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Megan Mullally Explains Why "Will & Grace" Ignored The Season 8 Finale

Will & Grace actress Megan Mullally shared why the show’s writers chose to ignore the season eight finale when the revival was being written.

While at a press conference in London, Mullaly shared that the writers were afraid of how to handle Will and Grace being parents.

“What they were struggling with was the fact that if Will and Grace have children, they have to pay a lot of attention to the children or they’re horrible parents.”

“They didn’t really want Will and Grace to have to be parenting. So they just decided to pretend the finale never happened.”

She later added: “I thought in a way all bets were off because no show has even come back like that, in the way that we did. So I thought, ‘They can do whatever they want.’ The rules don’t apply because it’s unprecedented.”

Actor Sean Hayes also shared his thoughts on the matter:

“I think the writers got together months and months ahead of time. They went around and around for weeks about all of the things you’re talking about.”

“So they really weighed all of the options, and the considerations the audience might have, the pre-conceived expectations. So I think yes, they were a little worried about all of that.”

“But in my opinion it’s so cleverly, brilliantly addressed through this character [Karen], that it was all a dream, you know, in the first 45 seconds, she laid out all the pipe.”

Sean Hayes' Husband Shared What Their Married Life Is Like (And It's Too Cute)

Sean Hayes’ husband Scott Icenogle talked about how much he loves his husband to a room full of people.

Hayes was at a live Q&A for Will & Grace and his husband was right in the front row for support.

Then, all eyes turned to Icenogle as one audience member asked, “Can I ask your husband what it’s like being married to you? Are you always funny?” To which Sean replied, “Yeah, no. I’m a nightmare.”

But Scott was quick to deny that and said to the audience, “We laugh a lot, no joke. We live, we love, we laugh, and that’s how we rule our lives together.”

“We have our downtime. I know Sean sometimes gets a little exhausted with trying to always be ‘on.’ When he’s in public a lot of people think he’s Jack, and only refer to him as Jack. He’s like ‘Actually it’s Sean!’ And they’re like, ‘Nope, you’re Jack!”’

Meanwhile, Megan Mullally, who was also at the Q&A, talked about her marriage to Nick Offerman.

“I think [Sean] and I, in our relationships, we’re the delicate, fragile [ones] who have to be scraped off the floor every other day. They’re the perfect rocks who hold us up and keep us together. So thanks!”