WILL ' Grace’s Megan Mullally took a hiatus from the sitcom’s reboot ‘amid friction with co-star Debra Messing’.

The 60-year-old actress plays Karen Walker on the NBC show, but TV Line reports she took a leave of absence during its last season amid speculation of a fall-out with Debra, 51.

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Will ' Grace’s Megan Mullally took a hiatus from the sitcom’s reboot ‘amid friction with co-star Debra Messing’

The women's relationship came under the spotlight earlier this year after they unfollowed each other on Instagram.

Megan missed two episodes of the current 18-episode final season, which premiered on Thursday night in the States.

While no reason has been given for the absence, many will speculate it's because of friction with Debra, who plays Grace Adler.

As well as unfollowing each other on social media, the pair have kept their distance in any promotional or social posts for the show.

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Megan plays Karen Walker in the show
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However there has been speculation she has fallen out with co-star Debra Messing
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The show was rebooted in 2017 but will come to an end after the current 11th season

 

However, Megan has also unfollowed fellow co-star Sean Hayes, who plays Jack McFarland, but she still follows Eric McCormack, who plays Will Truman.

Eric, 56, has downplayed any rumours of a feud, previously telling Us Weekly: "It seems crazy. It is crazy!

"I think people worried about that entirely too much. The four of us get along like a house on fire. We always have."

Will and Grace was rebooted in 2017 following a successful 10-minute special for the US Presidential election the previous year.


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The show first aired in 1998 before ending in 2006
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Debra told fans it was the right time for the show to end earlier this year

It previously ran for eight seasons from 1998 until 2006, and it was announced earlier this year that the current 11th season will be its last.

Debra previously shared her thoughts on the news with fans on her Instagram, saying: "We were so lucky to have the opportunity to reunite and do the show AGAIN.

"It was only supposed to be 10 episodes, but because of you, the fans, it has turned into 3 YEARS. What a miracle.

"We are all committed to making this season the best ever, and to wrap up the story of Will, Grace, Jack and Karen in a way that feels meaningful and right."