The biggest question mark in the Gilmore Girls revival has been: will Sookie return? Melissa McCarthy has become a superstar in her own right, acting, directing and starting her own fashion line. Could she fit Gilmore Girls into her schedule?
Ausiello states that Amy Sherman-Palladino, writer of the series, “wants Melissa McCarthy back”, even if it’s just as a quick guest appearance, but the process isn’t easy:
“She’s really f—ing busy,” Sherman Palladino acknowledges. “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. 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. 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.”
So, the current scripts are written without Sookie (sob), but that may change. Her character will be acknowledged, though, so at least there’s that!
“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,” explains AS-P. “It simply would’ve been impossible. 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. 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.”
Let’s hope she does have some time to return!!