Matthew Perry interviews Lauren Graham!


big head want dolly

In something like a mash-up of my dreams, Matthew Perry stepped in for Piers Morgan Live last week and invited his chum Lauren Graham (Lorelai Gilmore) along for a video chat.  Both on good form, they discussed her recent book and how well she knows it – pretty darn well as it happens – they compared styles and challenges on Parenthood and Gilmore Girls and squeezed a good few seconds from her Oz-like appearance on the big screen.  Of course, we already knew she had a big head.

Emily (to Rory): As a child, your mother had an unusually large head.
Lorelai: The best thing about it was that she would tell me constantly. My first complete sentence was ‘Big head want dolly.’

It was a shame Lauren couldn’t be in the studio face-to-face, since the time delay interfered with their natural comedic chemistry (it’s the 21st century for Pete’s sake, how can we not do this yet?) but in case you missed it, here’s the interview on Youtube.  Sit back, enjoy and bathe in their reflected loveliness.




Rich originally began contributing to GIlmore News as 'Dairyman' in 2013, a reference to the character Dairyman Dick in Tess of the D'Urbervilles, (call me Rich). Here in the UK we were late to the Gilmore party and I don't remember what made me watch my first episode - the one where Lorelai picks Rory up from the police station after she and Logan steal a yacht - but I remember watching it again immediately. And then again. Thankfully, the next show was on the next day and I watched that one three times too. And then the boat one again. I couldn't believe the dialogue was so quick and so funny and I pretended to myself that I was only watching it so I could figure out who I was more keen on - the mom or the daughter. I swore that Aaron Sorkin must have been involved but I couldn't find his name attached anywhere, even on the internet. So I watched and loved and laughed and cried and the day after the series finale, they ran the entire show from the beginning again and Rory turned into a baby so then I was all about Lorelai. Lauren Graham is astonishing ("Mother: Breathtaking") and the show was - and is - lightning in a bottle. It's a treasure for those who watch and get swept up in it, like I did and like the readers of Gilmore News. It's heartbreak and chicken soup, family dysfunction and blind optimism, lighthearted romanticism and balls-out brilliant. Thanks to Arieanna and for letting me squat and allowing my inner Gilmore Geek out for air. I worry how it would otherwise manifest.

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