“Will and Grace” star Eric McCormack said he would only perform at Donald Trump’s inauguration in exchange for one thing: “a lobotomy.”
“My whole brain removed from my head,” the actor and singer joked during an interview with TheWrap to promote his upcoming Netflix series “Travelers.”
McCormack, who hails from Canada, has been an outspoken critic of Trump since the November 8 election and throughout the 2016 campaign. He said the election still matters to Canadians.
“The States doesn’t think much about Canada, but we’re attached,” he said. We’re like Siamese twins. We can’t do things — you can’t roll over in the American bed without waking up the Canadians. It matters.
“That night and since, I’ve had friends calling me going, ‘What is going on here?'” he said. “Everyday there’s something that makes you go, ‘Is this Funny or Die? That can’t be a real headline.’ What’s happening?”
McCormack previously reunited with his “Will and Grace” co-stars Debra Messing, Megan Mullally and Sean Hayes back in September for a 2016 election special in support of Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, released just hours before the first presidential debate.
McCormack’s comments follow TheWrap’s report that Trump’s inaugural committee is scrambling to lock in A-list Hollywood performers for the parties celebrating him — and having a rough time booking big names. Two insiders told TheWrap that Trump’s team even offered them ambassadorships if they could wrangle big-name singers.
Thus far, the only person set to perform at the inauguration in January is 16-year-old former “America’s Got Talent” runner-up Jackie Evancho. The list of artists who have publicly refused to perform include Garth Brooks, Idina Menzel, The Chainsmokers and Elton John.
McCormack, for his part, said he can’t imagine who would even want to appear at Trump’s inauguration.
“A country singer and two squirrels,” he joked.” I don’t know what the line-up will be, but I hear Scott Baio’s doing dramatic readings.”