Kelly asked a super fan: "Is it true that you became a lawyer — and you became gay — because of Will? While appearing on "Watch What Happens Live" Monday night, a viewer asked what was going through Hayes' mind during the cast appearance back in September It struck a little chord, but I roll with the punches.
Well, that and the fact that he has an entirely different viewpoint than we as fans do. Viewers think about episodes, jokes, and storylines — but I think of it as a second family. Hayes, for one, is loving it.
One of the things we love about reboots is that we get to revisit TV characters that we loved in the past, but some reboots are better than others. That said, while they are familiar to us, there has to have been a little growth with the characters in the ensuing years and you would think that Jack Sean Hayes had the furthest to go — and we are seeing a bit of that this season. Love-them-and-leave-them Jack is actually engaged to be married to Estefan guest star Brian Jordan Alvarezwhich is quite a change for the character.
Informer Vice President Joe Biden cited the NBC sitcom Will and Grace as a reason for America's "evolving" attitude on homosexuality in "I think Will and Grace probably did more to educate the American public than almost anybody has ever done so far. Not to put too much stock in the power of a multi-camera sitcom filmed before a studio audience, but Biden wasn't exaggerating when he recalled the series' importance. Much as the sitcoms of Norman Lear educated Americans on progressive causes. Broadcast television in the early s was a powerful form of representation with network UPN and its African-American geared programming, diverse soaps like telenovela adaptation Ugly Betty, and yes, sitcoms like Will and Grace.
The show was a tremendous success during its first run and was the first prime-time television series on U. However, for the stars it was not all fun and games during the first run and Sean - who played the camp fan-favourite character Jack McFarland - was forced to hide his own sexuality due to the amount of death threats they all received. In Attitude's December issue - which is available to download and buy now - cover star Sean opens up about why he didn't come out until - four years after the show which catapulted him to fame ended.
The actor has been accused of playing a gay stereotype: unapologetically camp, unerringly flamboyant, and really rather biting. How can you be too gay? Sean Hayes Thinks So.
To say that Hayes and Mullally stole the show from the titular leads is the sort of understatement that would be alien to either Jack or Karen. The laughs he got, rolling laughs that would go on for a minute, and I thought this show is going to be a hit if for no other reason than this guy. People fear that which is different.
Jack is one such character. You know her. You love her. And together they truly make all of our friends out to be absolute fucking bores.
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Sean Patrick Hayes  born June 26,  is an American actor, comedian, singer and producer. Hayes was born in Chicago, the youngest child of five of Mary Hayesthe director of a non-profit food bank called the Northern Illinois Food Bank,    and Ronald Hayes, a lithographer. His father, an alcoholicleft when Hayes was five years old, and he and his siblings were raised by their mother. He has not spoken to his father in many years.