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In the buzz over the revival of the beloved gay sitcom Will & Grace comes another piece of exciting news news: Former First Lady Michelle Obama is reportedly in talks to appear on the show.
That’s right, nearly two years after dropping her hot hit single “This Is for My Girls,” an “insider” claims that Mrs. Obama will appear in an episode when the show re-airs.
What would Michelle Obama do in Will & Grace?
The insider told intouchweekly.com, “Former first lady Michelle Obama will appear on the show. The details are still being worked out, but supposedly Michelle is up for anything, as long as it doesn’t cross the line too much.”
The person goes onto say that while the Obama episode will likely touch on politics, the former First Lady won’t make any jokes about current U.S. President Donald Trump. “The writers will leave that to the rest of the cast,” said the insider.
Why is Michelle Obama being asked to appear in Will & Grace?
Mrs. Obama would make a great addition to the show as she used her position during her husband’s presidency to tout LGBTQ civil rights domestically.
When she and her husband came out in support of marriage equality on May 9, 2012, she said:
“This is an important issue for millions of Americans, and for Barack and me, it really comes down to the values of fairness and equality we want to pass down to our girls…. And in a country where we teach our children that everyone is equal under the law, discriminating against same-sex couples just isn’t right. It’s as simple as that.”
She and her husband Barack supported same-sex marriage long before they publicly spoke about it, but she kept quiet and her husband publicly supported heterosexual-only marriage early into his presidency at the suggestion of his White House advisor David Axelrod.
Will & Grace wouldn’t be Michelle Obama’s first TV show appearance
She previously appeared on the Disney TV pre-teen comedy iCarly, the sitcom Parks and Recreation, the crime drama NCIS, the country music drama Nashville, the children’s educational TV show Sesame Street and numerous reality TV shows (like MasterChef Junior, The Biggest Loser and Shark Tank).
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