Actress Megan Mullally was slated to bring her Will & Grace character to the stage in 2009, but the production was pulled at the last minute after she lost the rights to the role.

The comedienne had planned to revive her character of bored housewife Karen Walker in a show titled Karen: The Musical, and even lined up former co-star Leslie Jordan, who played her onscreen rival Beverley Leslie, to appear in the production.

However, the show never came to fruition, and during a visit to U.S. late night talk show Watch What Happens Live on Tuesday (11Nov14), Mullally revealed the sudden cancellation was beyond her control.

She explained, "We had plans to do Karen: The Musical on Broadway, with Book of Mormon director and choreographer Casey Nicholaw directing and Fox Theatricals producing, but at the very last second, 11th hour, those who shall remain nameless - not necessarily the network - withdrew the rights of Karen from me. So that put a little bit of a damper on it."

Mullally, who ended her eight-season run on Will & Grace in 2006, is currently in the middle of a Broadway stint in It's Only A Play with Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick.