Scott Patterson was on the Gilmore Guys podcast in today’s episode, talking all Gilmore Girls! As shown in the hilarious gif shared by the GilmoreGuys, it looks like they had a lot of fun! In the podcast, he shares that TODAY is the very last day of filming for Gilmore Girls, with some more great tidbits, summarized below thanks to the help of GilmoreGirlsOnly:
- Today is the last day of filming
- Scott is in the last scene they’re shooting today
- Melissa McCarthy was shooting all day yesterday, as we saw from Yanic’s tweet & her husband Ben’s tweet! Yesterday was also the last day of shooting for Yanic and for Keiko Agena (did you read my interview with Keiko?)
- Sometimes they shot scenes for all four Seasons (Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall) in a single day, which is little confusing for the actors, emotionally and physically.
- When they’re shooting the Winter scenes, they have to pretend it’s super cold out because they shoot in Southern California!
- Scott says that the filming format has been excellent: shoot once a year, for three months, verses the normal nine months of filming from the original.
- Scott joked that he “forgot his lines with Milo because he’s so muscular and handsome”.
- Alexis is now the same age as Lauren when the show originally started.
- Scott is going to watch the episode(s) at a premiere party.
- Scott was satisfied with Luke Danes’ story.
- Scott said the revival was a blast to film and that this was more fun to film than the original
- Scott is filming one of the “most beautiful shots of the entire revival” with Lauren today
- Luke is NOT wearing the same original blue baseball cap, since he stole the first one from the set and didn’t bring it back to the revival!
Scott shares that the format of the series, with improvements in the quality of production, have created an end-product that is very impressive:
“The four episodes are movie quality. The technology has changed. The way they shoot has changed. It felt like walking on a Michael Bay set due to all the new technology and cameras/ways of shooting.”
Overall, Scott says everything felt “bigger and better” like a feature film. Scott notes that Gilmore Girls: Seasons has been shot with a digital system, while the older series was shot using film. The digital system was much easier to use.
As for the ultimate question, as to whether we could see more episodes of Gilmore Girls subsequent to this revival, Scott echoes the words of others: maybe. Everyone seems to agree that series is concluded nicely, but it’s left open for more.
“There’s room for more. It’s kind of a cliffhanger. It didn’t end. But maybe it did. You won’t know until you see it.”
Scott believes there is a 50/50 chance we will see more Gilmore Girls in the future, depending on how successful this initial revival is. Scott says that shooting Gilmore Girls has been the best job he’s ever had, which I can see. There is more “family” on this set than most you see out there! As for the end product? Scott says,
“The fans will be ecstatic. Tone-wise it’s deeper. It’s more like a movie. The scenes are longer and deeper. Emotionally speaking, the characters are going places they’ve never been before.”
We can’t wait, Scott!