Sean Hayes Wishes He Came Out During the First Run of “Will & Grace”

With “Will & Grace” starting a second run next month, SEAN HAYES admits that he regrets not coming out during the initial series.  The show ran from 1998 to 2006 . . . and Sean didn’t come out until 2010.


He says, “I’ve become hopefully more self-aware about [myself and my] place in the world . . . I wasn’t ready to come out then.


“At the time, I didn’t have the DNA to speak for an entire community.  I didn’t know how to do that, and I wish I did.  But now I find words come easy.”


And co-star MEGAN MULLALLY adds, “It’s nobody’s business what anybody’s sexual orientation is, and I thought that Sean really took a lot of heat and was under a great amount of pressure to come out, and I was offended by that.”


Speaking of “Will & Grace” . . . It’s already been renewed for a second season . . . and DEBRA MESSING says the 2016 election was the catalyst for bringing the show back.