Melissa McCarthy is revealing once and for all if she’ll be taking part in the upcoming Gilmore Girls reboot.
Entertainment Tonight quizzed Melissa on whether fans of the show can expect to see her character, Sookie St. James, popping up in the upcoming new series of Gilmore Girls earlier this week, and her response probably isn’t what fans of the show have been hoping for.
McCarthy confirmed once and for all in the new interview that she will not be taking part in the Gilmore Girls reprise, which TV Line previously reported will be made up of four 90-minute episodes coming to Netflix later this year.
“I am not doing it,” Melissa McCarthy told the site of the upcoming reboot, although she did tell the site that the was “thrilled” that the series was making its way back.
McCarthy also confirmed in the new interview that there was no bad blood between herself and her former co-stars or crew from the series that resulted in her absence from the show. Melissa revealed to Entertainment Tonight that she does plan to watch the Gilmore Girls reprise when it hits Netflix later this year.
“I will watch it. I am excited to see it,” Melissa said.
Melissa’s official confirmation that fans will not be seeing Sookie St. James in upcoming episodes of the comedy drama comes just weeks after McCarthy claimed on Twitter that she wasn’t actually asked to take part in the much-anticipated reboot.
“Thanks for the invite, but sadly no one asked me or Sookie to come back to Stars Hollow,” Melissa wrote on social media in February after a fan asked her if she’ll be taking part in the new four-part Gilmore Girls series.
McCarthy also admitted that she wishes the cast and crew “all the best” with bringing the show back.
However, Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladino previously revealed to TV Line that she would actually be willing to write Melissa into the new series should she find time to film scenes for the show.
“She’s really f***ing busy, but the thing I have said [to her team] is, ‘Look, if Melissa is available and has an afternoon free, I’ll write her a scene,'” Sherman-Palladino told TV Line of Melissa McCarthy’s involvement last month.
“Melissa was one of us. If she has a spare moment to run over [to the set] — even if for just a cameo — we would be totally game,” she continued, “and if it’s a last-minute thing, I would write her in and we would figure it out. That’s the way we left it.”
Sherman-Palladino also admitted to the site that while Melissa McCarthy herself will not be appearing in the upcoming reboot of the popular show, the absence of Melissa’s character will be addressed.
“It was a character we knew we could not count on in terms of story, because [Melissa] just simply wouldn’t have that sort of time to carve out for us,” Sherman-Palladino told TV Line, acknowledging that writing scenes for McCarthy “would’ve been impossible” because of her busy schedule.
“Planning around her crazypants schedule and her movies and her this and her that and Ghostbusters… I would just be sobbing in a corner for six months,” she revealed at the time. “That would be my whole life. But if her people called me up and said she’s free on these particular days or would love to drop by and just be in one scene, we would put her right in.”
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