At a pop-up Luke’s Diner in Studio City, California, Yanic Truesdale spoke with Entertainment Tonight and revealed that Michel, the character he portrayed in seven seasons of Gilmore Girls, has something new in store in the revival: a love life. Referring to the past 7 seasons, Yanic noted:
“He would go on dates, but it was very vague — we didn’t see anyone or see the dates — so we’ll get to know much more about who he is personally. That’s the big change for me.”
Yanic described being back on the Gilmore set as feeling like a “high school reunion”, although he had stayed in touch over the years with Lauren Graham (Lorelai), Melissa McCarthy (Sookie) and Kelly Bishop (Emily). He commented on Alexis Bledel and how her character Rory is now roughly the same age as Lorelai when the series began.
“The dynamic between an adult and her mom is not the same dynamic as an adolescent and her mom, so that has changed, but [Lorelai and Rory] still have the same friendship and connection.”
Sidestepping the usual question about the famous “last four words”, Yanic did also say that those disappointed with Season Seven as “a half meal” will be very happy with the final four episodes.
“It will be a full meal with everything that made it special the first time around. Definitely.”
Yanic had earlier shared that he stopped by a Luke’s Diner pop-up because “it just felt natural to say hi,” and has given a number of fantastic interviews about the upcoming Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, although this is the first time he alludes to something beyond a “personal life” and specifically mentions dating. It will be interesting to see more of Michel!
Thanks to David S. for contributing this post