What We Learned from the EW Profile of Gilmore Girls


Gilmore Girls was given a lengthy feature in this month’s edition of Entertainment Weekly, which we previewed for you here, and I know many of your are quite anxious to read the article! You can purchase the magazine here (what a keepsake!), but it is, as you would expect, already being scanned and read online. Let me recap for you the things we’ve learned from the EW feature:

  • Luke & Lorelai are ****
  • Rory is disillusioned about her journalism career. She wrote one article for The New Yorker and lives a “vagabond life,” seeing very little of her mom.
  • At some point, we’ll see Rory teaching in some capacity at Chilton. Perhaps re-examining her career choice?
  • Stars Hollow: The Musical will feature 3 Broadway stars (including Sutton Foster!) and will have an original Broadway score, with lyrics by Dan and Amy Sherman-Palladino (too fun!)
  • The passing of Richard Gilmore will be felt keenly by all, causing some to re-examine their lives. Emily feels it most keenly, as a new widow when the series opens up
  • Aside from the four words ambiguity, we are told the ending will “throw” us (see below)

It’s a beautiful interview, showing just how much a “home” Gilmore Girls was for its actors, who stepped back into their roles knowing who they were and where they belonged. There’s even a delicious quote from Kelly Bishop, who plays Emily Gilmore, about getting Emily’s hair *just so*:

“Her hair goes like this. This is a helmet. This does not move. There’s nothing natural about this hair.”

These are actors who truly care about bringing these characters back to life! In fact, they care SO much that when Lauren Graham read the final script (Fall), she cried:

“I cried and cried and cried, and then I bawled.”

Whether out of sadness for the script or it being over, we do not know. Alexis Bledel says of the ending:

“It is very much what Amy wanted. If anyone knows her storytelling, they’ll maybe know what to expect. It does kind of throw you.”

They have had the table reading for the ending, and while the four final words weren’t said, it did end with a standing ovation and applause.

While Alexis’ quote does sound ominous, we are left with hope that maybe, just maybe, we could see even more Gilmore Girls after this “ending.”

And yes, let’s end it all (whenever it ends) with appreciation. What an honor to have come this far.

Images credited to Entertainment Weekly 


5 thoughts on “What We Learned from the EW Profile of Gilmore Girls

  • April 10, 2016 at 5:52 pm

    Rory is disillusioned about her journalism career.

    This is the most interesting story for her for me in this revival. Rory has always been so passionate with journalism

  • April 11, 2016 at 1:52 am

    Seriously? Entertainment Weekly left Jared Padalecki out of the little returning cast photo bubbles at the bottom of the pages? Did I miss something? If not, what a major blunder!

    • April 11, 2016 at 7:47 am

      Blunder. They missed several, actually.

  • April 11, 2016 at 9:29 am

    Rory in a quarter-life crisis? I like this very much. I know a few people (including myself) who needed to step back and reassess what they truly wanted in life after working for a few years.

  • April 12, 2016 at 9:11 am

    Am I reading too much into it, but it says that Dan had to read Jess’ lines in the *final chapter* (page 10). Surely that means Rory ends up with him?


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