Last night, Gilmore Girls’ Melissa McCarthy stepped out for the premiere of her latest movie, The Boss. Melissa has been a notable exception to the list of confirmed returning Gilmore Girls actors for the 4-part revival on Netflix, Gilmore Girls: Seasons. With Sookie being one of the main characters in the series, this has left many fans (myself included) quite sad.
In the press tour for her new movie, The Boss, Melissa has been breaking the silence on her exclusion from Gilmore Girls.
Not long after the news broke, Melissa said she was not invited, though Amy Sherman-Palladino had previously expressed interest in having her for even a short role. Recently, Melissa shared that she was not asked to do it, with there being an assumption that she was busy. In an interview for Refinery29 this week, Melissa expands on that. When asked if an appearance on Gilmore Girls would happen, Melissa answered:
It’s not. They didn’t ask. And once this came out, because people were starting to say, ‘Oh, you won’t do it. You’re too big and busy now.’ I was like, ‘No. No one invited me to the party. I didn’t get a single call.’ And then after that, it was kind of, ‘Well, she’d like to do it, you guys can call us.’ I have to call and ask? And now I can’t make it happen. I thought it was the strangest thing. I am really proud of that show. I can’t wait for my kids to see it.
It is definitely a miscommunication here, made worse when the onus was left to Melissa to ask to be back on the series. It sounds like she would have liked an invitation, what do you think?
We miss you Melissa!