Will & Grace stars Debra Messing and Megan Mullally have hinted a cast feud could be responsible for the show being cancelled at the end of its 11th season.
The actresses – who play Grace Adler and Karen Walker on the rebooted NBC sitcom – stirred suspicion among fans after they unfollowed each another on Instagram and posted cryptic messages about ‘people who aren’t good for you’.
The co-stars were notably missing from each other’s list of followers on Tuesday, after Megan, 60, penned a now-deleted Instagram story about feeling ‘the best’ now she’s lost her ‘attachment to somebody’.
Will & Grace stars Debra Messing and Megan Mullally have unfollowed one another on Instagram and posted cryptic messages about ‘people who aren’t good for you’
Megan wrote: ‘One of the best feelings is finally losing your attachment to somebody who isn’t good for you!’
In addition, she posted: ‘Don’t ask people for directions if they’ve never been where you’re going!’
Debra, meanwhile, uploaded a post a few weeks ago, urging fans to vote for Will & Grace for the Emmys, but failed to tag Megan.
She tagged everyone in the post – including the series’ director James Burrows and co-creator Max Mutchnick – except the actress.
Those that noticed took to Instagram and Twitter to share their concerns over the matter.
One wrote: ‘I am seriously struggling to understand the drama that has ensued between the W&G cast members over the last few days. As much as I’m eager to know what happened, I’m trying to refrain from speculation.
Feud? The actresses stirred suspicion among fans who noticed each star missing from the other’s ‘followers’ list on Tuesday
Shade? Both women uploaded eyebrow-raising Instagram posts recently
‘I don’t want to jump to conclusions about their friendship (especially since very little information is public). I’m sure we’ll all get the answers that we seek eventually. I just hope they are all okay.’
Another tweeted: ‘Debra Messing and Megan Mullally are no longer friends – my life is falling apart!’
A third posted: ‘Megan Mullally and Debra Messing unfollowing each other… I finally know what it feels like to be a child of divorce.’
Another penned: ‘Okay so do we know what happened with Debra Messing and Megan Mullally or no?’
‘So people are saying that Megan Mullally and Debra Messing aren’t friends anymore and I’ve never been sadder in my whole life!’ a fifth person wrote.
20 year relationship: The stars play Grace Adler and Karen Walker on the rebooted NBC sitcom and have done since 1998
Another fan remarked: ‘Awake and lying in bed wondering what happened between Megan Mullally and Debra Messing to force them both to unfollow each other on insta?’
The Will & Grace cast were first thrown together when the show began in 1998, with Debra playing the titular role of interior designer Grace and Megan her alcoholic assistant Karen.
The show ran originally until 2006 for eight seasons before coming to a close; but it was rebooted in 2017 after the cast reunited to film a promotional short for Hilary Clinton’s presidential campaign in 2016.
This was so well-received, NBC re-commissioned the sitcom for a comeback, returning for a ninth season in 2017.
Two further seasons were commissioned following the success of this, but it was announced last month that the 11th season would be the last.
Fans are now concerned that Debra and Megan’s fall out is the reason.
Bad blood? When the principal cast – which also includes Eric McCormack as Will Truman and Sean Hayes as Jack McFarland – returned to screens in 2017, they revealed to fans that they hadn’t socialised as a quartet since the series came to a close in 2006, but that they had always been friends
When the principal cast – which also includes Eric McCormack as Will Truman and Sean Hayes as Jack McFarland – returned to screens in 2017, they revealed to fans that they hadn’t socialised as a quartet since the series came to a close in 2006, but that they had always been friends.
They gushed about reuniting for the election short – which was put out online only – claiming that their chemistry resurfaced as soon as they were back together.
This was evident in the finished video, leading to NBC’s decision to reboot.
Uproar! Fans are panicking about the matter
As the past two seasons have gone on, there’s been no sign of any fractiousness between the cast, with the unfollowing between Debra and Megan coming as a major shock.
The cast are often seen on each other’s social media accounts in behind-the-scenes videos and photos, having a whale of a time, always supporting one another’s endeavors.
MailOnline has approached reps for the stars for comment.