David Sutcliffe was “Team Luke”


David Sutcliffe spoke to Out.com and revealed something surprising:

“Amy Sherman-Palladino, the showrunner, made it very clear to me when I started that Christopher always wanted to get back together with Lorelai [Lauren Graham]. That was the super-objective throughout the series, but from a fan’s perspective, I was, to be honest, always sort of ‘team Luke.’”

He felt that Christopher was set up as an unreliable guy, charming and lovable, but trying to right a wrong from the past which wasn’t a good motivation.

“Sometimes you love someone, and they love you, but you’re not meant to be together. I kind of felt that way with Christopher and Lorelai.”

In the Revival, David says he thinks his character is happy and in settled in his life.

“Life doesn’t always go the way you wanted, but you decide it’s OK. That’s the place he’s in, but there’s always longing and what-ifs.”

David, who was born and raised in Canada, comments on how he finds that Americans are more inclined to celebrate the extremely wealthy and extremely successful, whereas Canadians are more about community and being together.  (Note: Perhaps in a way, Gilmore Girls displays more “Canadian” qualities?  The community feel of Stars Hollow is shown in a more favorable light than the upper-class world that Lorelai rejected.)

On telling Americans that he’s from Canada:

“People are like, “I love Canadians — you guys are so nice!” You should go to a hockey game sometime and see how nice we really are.”


3 thoughts on “David Sutcliffe was “Team Luke”

  • November 1, 2016 at 11:43 am

    this is exactly how i always felt! i love Christopher, i think he is kind and charming, but he and Lorelai just weren’t “meant to be”. it never seemed to work out, and a relationship shouldn’t be that hard. at least not all the time and not at the beginning. they tried to start something so many times and never got far. until season 7, which was kind of an awful storyline. but in a way i’m glad that they got married & divorced, cause now i hope that that door is completely closed and we can see Christopher actually happy (and hopefully more in the role of Rory’s dad rather than someone who couldn’t get over Lorelai).

    • November 1, 2016 at 1:12 pm

      Christopher only used people to get his way, he was spoiled and spineless. He was always waiting time inherit. I love David in other shows, but he just don’t fit in Lorelia life.

    • November 2, 2016 at 9:10 am

      The same thing as Jess and Rory. They are not meant to be.


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