Justin Trudeau: television star? If Eric McCormack had his way it would be a dream come true! The actor and his Will & Grace co-stars were recently asked who they'd love to see guest on the show, and Eric didn't skip a beat calling out the Prime Minister. He even had a suggestion for who the father of three could play.
“Because I’m Canadian, and I think it would be a great plot to have Will have a secret Canadian boyfriend he can’t say,” the star told Digital Spy. “Everyone’s like, ‘Why, you don’t have a boyfriend? That’s why. You’re just lying.’ And it’s revealed that it’s Justin.”
This wouldn’t be the first time the Canadian polititian had a starring role in a film. Back in 2007 he appeared in The Great War, a two-part CBC miniseries about the First World War. He starred as Talbot Mercer Papineau, a soldier who died at Passchendaele.
Speaking of the show, Justin told The Globe and Mail that he felt connected to his character because he went the “method actor” route by getting to know Papineau’s family.
"There's this real connection there, and a sense of responsibility bigger than playing a role. I was like, 'I hope you guys are okay with me doing this.'"
He went on to joke that acting wasn’t a terribly hard gig because he’s spent his life ignoring cameras. “There are a couple of scenes where I have to sit there and completely ignore the camera as I write a letter or try and sleep with rats on me, which we filmed the other day... and there are 30 people around me, and sound guys, and lights... I've been ignoring the camera since I was four years old. So from a certain perspective that has helped."
"Keeping it real" was his real challenge. "What I tend to do is overdramatize a bit, but that was quickly nipped in the bud,” he noted. But on a sitcom like Will & Grace, which was rebooted in 2017 after an 11-year hiatus, drama is never a bad thing.