The "Travelers" star also talks to Seth Meyers about trying to impress his teenage son with the show's legacy by bringing him onto the set.
Erick McCormack is heading into his second season on the revived "Will & Grace," and he's got a huge idea for a secret lover storyline for his character, Will Truman.
The "Travelers" star dropped by "Late Night" on Tuesday where he told Seth Meyers that he's been envisioning a season-long arc. "I've been pitching that Will has a secret Canadian lover for the entire [season], and then it would be revealed in the season finale that it's Justin Trudeau," he explained.
"I think he'd be game," he said of the popular Canadian prime minister.
While that storyline might have slight political connections, McCormack admits that he's enjoyed the more hardcore political focus of the revived series. As he explained, the show has always had a social footprint in the LGBTQ+ community, but with Trump in the White House, they've found themselves getting more directly involved with what's going on politically.
Of course, getting more directly involved means finding comedic ways to lampoon the current administration. Other than the revival's premiere, which went in very hard on Trump, the series has focused primarily on the characters, while still touching on hot-button topics like the baker who refused to make a cake for a gay wedding, only with a uniquely "Will & Grace" twist.
"We just did a show where Jack and Will go to Texas and experience all of that homophobia," McCormack told Meyers. "Meanwhile, Karen tags along with us to see the portion of the wall that she sponsored."
Megan Mullally's Karen Walker is the lone conservative in the group, which allows them to lampoon both sides of the political spectrum.
But while the revival has struck a chord with viewers -- it has already been renewed for a third season -- there's one person who's proven to be less enthusiastic about it. McCormack talked about how excited he was to share this experience with his son, who's now 16 years old. He was three when the show first went off the air.
"He came to the set the other day and I thought he's gonna love this. Now he'll appreciate this, with the cameras and Jim Burroughs directing," McCormack said. "I think we got a scene in and he was like, 'I got homework to do, Dad.' And I'm like, 'It's 4:30.' 'I know, I got a lot.'"