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Sean Hayes Reveals How 'Will & Grace' Landed Matt Damon in Fan-Favorite Guest Role

Sean Hayes Reveals How 'Will & Grace' Landed Matt Damon in Fan-Favorite Guest Role

Sean Hayes is spilling some behind-the-scenes Will & Grace secrets!

After the hit sitcom came to an end for the second time earlier this week, Sean – who played Jack – is dishing some stories fans would love to know.

While appearing on PeopleTV’s Couch Surfing, Sean revealed how the show was able to land Matt Damon for a fan-favorite guest spot – and it was actually super easy!

“Matt and I used to play softball, a long, long, long, long, long time ago back then,” Sean shared via EW. “We were just playing and I was like, ‘Did you want to do the show?’ And he was like, ‘Yeah, why not?’ Literally it was that easy. He was like, ‘Yeah, I’ll come on the show.’”

Back in season four, Matt played Owen, who was going against Jack to land a spot in the Manhattan Gay Men’s Chorus. When Jack finds out Owen is really straight, he enlists Grace (Debra Messing) to help expose Owen so that he can get the spot.

“It was just a smart twist on an old story, the guy who pretended to be gay to get into the gay chorus as opposed to a gay guy pretending to be straight,” Sean continued. “I think that was a really smart twist.”

Find out what happened in the Will & Grace series finale here!

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