Melissa McCarthy and Lauren Graham are glowing over Gilmore Girls. The Netflix reboot, which gives McCarthy and Graham a chance to show that their magical chemistry is stronger than ever, also includes Alexis Bledel and Scott Patterson. Graham (who plays Lorelai), Bledel (who portrays Rory), and Patterson (who takes on Luke), participated with the show’s creator Amy Sherman-Palladino and executive producer Daniel Palladino in dropping hints about what will happen during the reboot, reported Us Weekly.
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life will give Rory the chance to meet up with that long list of former boyfriends.
“All of her ex-boyfriends make an appearance in these chapters in one way or another, and it’s great to work with them. I think everyone’s questions are answered by the end of it,” teased Bledel, now 34.
As for the relationship that she has with Graham, now 49, the older actress clarified that the new Gilmore Girls would showcase how the bonds change.
“It’s not a story about a little girl anymore who’s in high school — it’s a story of a young woman and all the struggles she faces, and the dynamics between these two women. They’ve grown up, but they’re the same.”
When it comes to love for Lauren’s character, she played coy in terms of just who she might date for the sequel to the series.
“She does have a love life,” admitted Graham. “I think not all the questions have been answered.”
But there’s no hesitation when Lauren discusses Melissa. McCarthy had challenges in figuring out how to make time for her role as Sookie, most recently starring in everything from Ghostbusters to Bridesmaids. But now that she’s back, Graham is in awe of her co-star’s talent, she told ET.
“This is a whole kind of off the charts talent that she has,” gushed the actress about Melissa. “[It’s] so gratifying to see how it has translated.”
Lauren is so delighted with the Netflix revival of Gilmore Girls that she revealed she is tempted to retire after it’s done.
“If I could retire, I would just leave it here,” she confessed. “It was so gratifying and so fun.”
Renewing her magical chemistry with McCarthy was especially gratifying, added Graham.
“… all those dynamics are the same, but even better. To have [Melissa] back on set… It was beautiful.”
Lauren promised that the fans would feel fulfilled by the new version of Gilmore Girls, noting that because of the changes to allow for the aging of the cast, the reboot ranks as her favorite project.
“It’s grown up a little bit, so to me, it’s my favorite thing I’ve ever done,” she said proudly “And it will be satisfying to fans.”
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life will debut this year and will initially consist of a four-part series, according to Variety.
Although initially, it was thought that Melissa would not have time to reprise her role as Sookie St. James in Stars Hollow, it has been confirmed that she’s back to help recapture the magic of the series and comedic timing that she enjoyed with the rest of the cast.
McCarthy even initially shared that she had not been invited to reprise her role again. However, she made the announcement that she would star in the Gilmore Girls reboot on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
“Literally about an hour and half ago we figured out that I’m gonna go back and do it and I am so excited.”
The full list of cast members in addition to McCarthy includes Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Scott Patterson, Rose Abdoo, Sally Struthers, Kelly Bishop, Milo Ventimiglia, David Sutcliffe, Jared Padalecki, Matt Czuchry, Liza Weil, Sean Gunn, Keiko Agena, Danny Strong, Vanessa Marano, and Truesdale.
Melissa participated during every season of Gilmore Girls (seven in all) prior to soaring in films, as well as the recently ended sitcom, Mike & Molly.
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