Exciting news Gilmore Girls fans — Liza Weil has confirmed that she will returning to reprise her role as Paris Geller for the Netflix Gilmore Girls revival!
While speaking to E! News at the Savannah College of Art and Design’s aTVfest television festival in Atlanta, Weil said, “It’s happening!” Filming began on Tuesday, February 2, and Weil said she would be heading to the set this coming week.
— Vulture (@vulture) February 7, 2016
“I start on Tuesday, which I really feel like bodes well that I get to start on a Tuesday being that we used to be on a Tuesday,” Weil, who is currently starring on ABC’s How to Get Away With Murder, revealed. “Tuesday is my first day and I’m nervous!”
As the Inquisitr previously reported, Netflix’s Gilmore Girls revival will consist of four 90-minute episodes, with each episode taking place during a different time of the year. Unfortunately, Weil said she won’t appear in all four episodes, but she assures the fans that they will definitely get a lot of Paris in the two episodes she will be in.
“It’s very emotional to read them [the scripts written by Amy Sherman-Palladino],” she said. “It’s like a really magical perfect time machine. I’m very happy to be a part of it.”
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Liza admitted that she missed Paris and is very excited to reprise the character that so many fans grew to love nearly a decade ago.
“It was like I didn’t realize how much I missed her… it was nice to sort of see an old friend,” Weil said.
Earlier this week, the GilmoreGirls matriarch, Kelly Bishop (Emily), told TVLine that the show’s creator, Amy Sherman-Palladino, had written Paris into several of the scripts.
— TVLine.com (@TVLine) February 7, 2016
“Paris is a hoot,” Bishop said of Rory’s best friend. “It’s unbelievable what Amy has written for Paris. People are going to have so much fun with it.”
Speaking of Bishop, she recently participated in the first table read, and explained what it was like to not have the late Edward Herrmann (Richard Gilmore) by her side.
“It’s going to be very difficult,” Bishop told TVLine.“I read your interview with Lauren [Graham], where she talked about stepping foot on the set already. I haven’t had that happen yet. And I know it’s going to be so moving. We so miss him. We’ve missed him since we found out he had died. It’s going to be very hard doing it without him, because he and I were buds on the show. We, obviously, were older [than the rest of the cast]. But we were also New York actors, and we connected very well. We always did our crossword puzzles together in the hair-and-makeup room. That was one of our little routines. There was a comfort level… [Sighs] It’s going to be hard without him.”
— Us Weekly (@usweekly) February 2, 2016
Scott Patterson (Luke), Matt Czuchry (Logan), Sean Gunn (Kirk), Keiko Agena (Lane), and Yanic Truesdale (Michel) have also confirmed that they will be reprising their roles in the miniseries. Amy Sherman-Palladino, who left before the final season, will be writing and directing all four episodes with the help of her husband, fellow original producer Daniel Palladino. The miniseries currently does not have a title or premiere date, but it appears that fans won’t have to wait too long to find out what’s happened in the lives of the Gilmore girls over the past nine years. In an Instagram post, Netflix wrote, “From Stars Hollow to Hartford to New Haven to Netflix. Welcome back, girls. An all new season of Gilmore Girls coming to Netflix in 2016.”
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