"I'm being bullied right now." What we know about Megan Mullally and Debra Messing's feud.

Will & Grace is one of those comfort shows.

You know the ones?

Friends and How I Met Your Mother are in the same category. Comforting, easy to watch shows that you can pop on in the background while you’re doing something else.

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Will & Grace has been around for what feels like forever airing its first episode in 1998.

But 11 seasons and 228 episodes in, we’ve hit a snag.

It appears two of the main characters have had a falling out, and that’s why the show we all watch during a breakup/after a stressful day/while we’re chatting to our friends on messenger/scrolling on Insta/cooking dinner is coming to an end (for good this time).

The first hint of a feud between Messing and Mullally, who play Grace Adler and Karen Walker on the show, came last year.

In August, they unfollowed each other on Instagram and then Mullally posted a cryptic message in a now-deleted Instagram post.

“One of the best feelings is finally losing your attachment to somebody who isn’t good for you,” she wrote.

She followed up with another post that read, “Don’t ask people for directions if they’ve never been where you’re going”.


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Messing, on the other hand, uploaded a photo in July urging fans to vote for Will & Grace at the Emmys but didn’t tag Mullally in it.

She literally tagged everyone except Mullally, including the series director and the co-creator.

You bet fans noticed.


“Debra and Megan are no longer friends and my life is falling apart.”

“I’m honestly really sad about it. I love them a whole lot and it’s kinda breaking my heart a lil bit,” said some of the comments.


Mullally recently opened up about the drama to her actor husband, Nick Offerman from Parks and Recreation, on their podcast, In Bed with Nick and Megan.

She said, “I’ve been bullied – I’m 60 and I’m being bullied right now, so you know it’s a very insidious and dangerous thing, and I never want to lose that happy and innocent part of myself, but it’s almost like you have to kill that.

“But I never will, it’s part of who I am, it’s intrinsic to my nature.”

Despite not naming any names, Mullally went on to discuss the nature of the person who has been bullying her and how it has caused a divide between her and her co-stars.

“The thing is that I’ve had a recent situation and I can’t be specific about, but I had it happen and I did try to stand up for myself in certain ways and that made it a thousand times worse.

“Because the person, the bully, it just lit a fire under that person where they just tripled their efforts, and it can get very dangerous.

“That’s why I don’t know what to say about it unless you have great advocates who can come in and help you and really take charge of the situation. This was a work situation for me – it’s tough because the very nature of the bully is that once they’re challenged, they really go to town.

“Like you thought it was bad before, wait.”

She finished by explaining why she doesn’t follow any of her co-stars on Instagram, “I’m pretty much on my own in this situation because the bully has recruited many of my allies to their side, and now they’re not my allies anymore.”


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Fans have long grown attached to the Will & Grace clan, with Debra playing interior designer Grace, and Megan her alcoholic assistant Karen, for what feels like our whole lives.

But this isn’t the first time the show came to an end.

In 2006, after eight seasons on air the show aired its finale, only rebooting in 2017 after the cast reunited for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign in 2016.

It was then recommissioned by NBC.

According to dedicated fans, this “feud” has long been bubbling below the surface.


When they returned in 2017, Eric McCormack and Sean Hayes said they hadn’t socialised as a quartet since the 2006 ending, but they had always remained “good friends”.

And they all said their undeniable chemistry resurfaced as soon as they were back together.


We smell a rat, you guys.

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Apparently this time around the cast and crew of the show came together and decided they wanted to end the show on a high note and on their own terms.

In a statement, the show’s executive producers said, “We think of the Will & Grace episodes the way Karen Walker thinks of martinis — 51 is not enough, 53 is too many. That is why, after consulting with the cast, we all have decided this will be the final season of Will & Grace". 

Hmmmm. Interesting.

You can watch the entire 8 seasons back catalogue of Will & Grace on Stan right now. New episodes of the Will & Grace reboot are dropping weekly on Stan.  

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