David Sutcliffe Knew Christopher’s Marriage to Lorelai was Doomed


Gilmore Girls Season 7 saw Christopher finally marry Lorelai more than 20 years after they’d conceived Rory.  However, David Sutcliffe, the actor who portrayed Christopher, told Vulture he felt the marriage was doomed from the start:

That was a hard season for me personally to act because I was constantly in a state of discomfort and uncertainty, and ultimately I knew there was no way they were going to get together in the end. It didn’t make any sense to me, right? So I knew that bomb was coming.

And where is Christopher all these years later?

My feeling is with Christopher, there’s still a lot of sadness in him; there will always be a sadness in his heart.  I think the relationship that’s unresolved, obviously with Lorelai and particularly with his daughter, there’s just some level of connection that they were never fully able to make, and that’s always going to be painful for him and probably for her, too.

Just like Vanessa Marano found it difficult to play April, who was blamed for so much in the Luke & Lorelai relationship, it must also have been difficult to play Christopher, knowing that you’d never be “end game.” Indeed, David Sutcliffe has gone on record saying he was always #TeamLuke

Recognize these dudes? #teamluke

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Although on being hated, perhaps it’s sometimes a little fun?

“It’s the best to be hated,” Sutcliffe gamely mused to me Friday at the world premiere of Netflix’s Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life (out Friday). “Being loved is overrated. Being hated is where it’s at. I feel so happy that so many of the fans hate me because it stirs of [their] emotions.”


3 thoughts on “David Sutcliffe Knew Christopher’s Marriage to Lorelai was Doomed

  • November 24, 2016 at 12:18 am

    I think that, in general, villains get the best lines and scenes on TV. Although I’m not sure it’s particularly true of Gilmore Girls (in part because it has no plain villains). I suspect it’s occasionally hard on the actors – particularly when people mix them up with their characters.

  • November 25, 2016 at 4:00 am

    I never felt they were endgame either. However I did like Chris a lot. I think being uncomfortable wasn’t such a bad thing; I always felt that deep down Chris knew lorelai wasn’t fully in it so the character may have been a bit uncomfortable too. I hope they do the character justice and give him some happiness. That he’s able to let go of what could’ve been.

  • January 28, 2017 at 5:24 am

    I loved Gilmore Girls and found Christopher gorgeous. I did think he was a better fit for Lorelai both more exciting Luke was great but too boring. They were better friends…would love it if Christopher just grounded her and she lost some of her flakiness- but not all. That’s what makes her so fun just enough to be able to commit…maybe have another baby a son!!!


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