Debra Messing made one strict request before agreeing to return to Will and Grace.

Good news people – it’s only three more days until the latest reboot from Will and Grace drops on Stan.

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While the iconic TV show’s return has fans seriously excited, a lot has changed since 2006, the last time Will and Grace, err, graced our screens.

Facebook. Trump. Memes. The world is a very different place now.

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In order to reflect that, Debra Messing had one very important request for her character before she signed on.

"The only thing that I asked for was that Grace be a feminist,” the actress said at the Tribeca TV Festival this week.

It's a major change for Grace, beloved her for her neurotic tendencies, as her stance on feminism was never really referenced in the original eight seasons or portrayed as a major characteristic.

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It's a strong reflection of Messing's own beliefs. As a passionate supporter of Hillary Clinton, the 49 year old headlined the Women's March last year and also spoke at the Democratic National Convention.

Don't expect the same from Karen Walker, though.

When actress Megan Mullally was asked if she had requested any changes to her character, she told the audience "No".

In the trailer, her socialite character takes responsibility for setting up Donald Trump with his current wife Melania.

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Messing also told audiences there were challenges resuming their roles a decade later.

"It’s been 11 years, and I think that I was a little tentative,” she said. "Eventually by the third episode I just sort of relaxed, and I was like, Okay, she’s back."

Will and Grace drops on Stan on Friday 29th September.

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