I often find myself (especially on quiet news days) wondering what’s happening with the Gilmore Girls cast these days. Michael Winters (Taylor Doose) will hopefully be playing something wonderful again at the Seattle Rep next year and Sean Gunn (Kirk) will be shooting up the raccooniverse in a sequel to Guardians of the Galaxy but what of Gypsy the mechanic?
Rose Abdoo has been keeping incredibly busy on the small screen. Since the cancellation of Bunheads, she’s had recurring roles in Pretty Little Liars, Parenthood, Shameless and The Comeback as well as appearances in The Mentalist, Psych, The Millers and Sofia the First.
Her turn on Parenthood was particularly poignant – she played a cancer sufferer – and was cast in the part a year after she finished chemotherapy in real-life. She was diagnosed with cancer of the appendix in February 2011, which is a rare type of cancer so difficult to diagnose, it has an almost 100% mortality rate. However, she is now in remission and evidently making the most of life. Here’s a podcast from last year where she talks about what she’s been through and her time on Parenthood.
Next up is an appearance in the opening episode of Castle season 7, at the end of this month. Two theatrical releases are also due later this year: Welcome to Me – with Kristen Wiig and Will Ferrell – a comedy about a woman with borderline personality disorder who winds millions, quits her meds and buys her own talk show. And Cake with Jennifer Aniston and Anna Kendrick, a drama – maybe dramedy – about a woman who becomes fascinated by the suicide of a woman in her chronic pain support group.
Anything of those tickle your fancy? Have you been following Rose Abdoo? Spotted her in something unexpected? Favourite Gypsy moments? Will anyone give me odds that she’s the one that did it, in Castle?
[I've been enjoying Sofia the First much more than I should. Some of the songs are brilliant (the theme tune is straight from the 80's) and when the real Disney princesses make guest appearances... well, it'd make any fangirl squeal. But their songs are rubbish.]
Pic c/o RoseAbdoo