I didn't sense there was any passion left, and, therefore, little reason to do it. Creatively, maybe, certain cast members were bankrupt and wanted to recharge their batteries in another venue. But I think the show will live in their imaginations longer as a result of this type of an ending. It showed Luke in a much different light than what we were used to seeing. If they felt the deal was good enough, they would've signed. I posed this question to Lauren and I'll as you as well: Would you be up for doing a Gilmore Girls reunion movie penned by Amy?
But there are a myriad of [factors] that go into these decisions; it's not just one thing. A lot of fans Luke and Lorelai fans feel cheated because she spent so much of the season with Christopher. They were really faced with doing it the way they did it or pull a Deus ex machina, and that would have been really bad. What a terrific and loyal group of people they are. I know a lot of fans resisted April initially, but I thought it really helped the show. And I think people thrive on rumor and innuendo; that sells papers, gets people to click on websites. Patterson: I don't even see that happening in the hypothetical sense.
So we have no choice but to indulge in as much "Gilmore" nostalgia as possible.
From Alexis Bledel's actual coffee intake to the creators' original plans for Luke Danes (Scott Patterson), here are 12 facts about "Gilmore Girls" that might surprise you.
So I went to the fancy dinner across from the hotel at the fancy French restaurant in my sweats! We had a drink first and sat down and got to know each other. I wore a thermal shirt, blue top, kind of just loose, whatever. The pilot script was so good; they were going to offer it to stars, so what was I wasting my time for? " I looked at my sides, and the other scene said "Duke." I said, "There’s a typo! " They said, "Sorry, our bad, can you go prepare the scene right now and come back and go do it? You think that was difficult on us, what about the wardrobe team? We were all more appreciative because we knew we were there a limited period of time. It was going to be three-and-a-half months, and there was a chance this would be it and there wouldn’t be anymore after this. They know these characters so well, and I don’t want to give anything away, but I don’t know that there’s necessarily any real resolution in these four [episodes].
Scott: I came into Canada, and the airline had lost my luggage. I always wore…well, for that, I wore a pair of baggy, brown denim pants with a black belt with a silver buckle, but kind of worn and distressed. So, in the morning you’re doing winter and spring, and in the afternoon you’re doing fall and [summer]. I think there’s plenty of room for more, and yes, I would love to do more. There’s just…you’re dealing with Amy and Dan Palladino—the possibilities are endless.
I think that would've turned the fans off even more. I think they have 152 episodes of Gilmore Girls to go over again and again and relive. I think fans were a little perturbed because it delayed what they considered to be the inevitable, but this is what happens sometimes in life. And Vanessa is just a delight to work with, and a true professional. Lauren has always been pretty much the rock of that whole production.
It's a lot of work that's in there and I think at the end of the day, they're going to take away from this that they've had a good run as well. Over the years there's been speculation that you and Lauren had some rocky times. She did the lion's share of the work, and she did it with real aplomb. Not for 10 minutes would I have wanted that schedule. I enjoyed doing scenes with her because I knew she was going to hit the ball back over the net as good as she got.
So many things went through me when I heard the news. I know a lot of people were very optimistic, but I wasn't one of them. Patterson: To continue to do something like that there has to be a real passion for it. The mood on the set was that it had run its course. They feel like they hung in there for so long and didn't get the full monty, so to speak. I haven't talked to either Lauren or Alexis about the situation, but I guess they just felt like the deal just wasn't good enough for them. "I flipped open my cell phone and saw there were, like, 15 messages. Was the vibe on the set different this year with [series creator] Amy [Sherman-Palladino] gone? Lauren was a producer this year, and there was a little more leeway in how things were shaped. That's the most important thing that I took away from this: my friendship with Amy. Like I told her on the phone, "Not only would I hide a body for you, I would chop one up as well." Were you satisfied with the way the Luke and Lorelai story was wrapped up?I was like, " Ooooh, that's either really good or really bad." For fans of Patterson's gruff-but-lovable Luke Danes, it was most certainly the latter. How does he feel about bidding Stars Hollow adieu after seven years? The actors had more input than in the previous six years. I always loved it when she directed an episode, or when she visited the set. Patterson: No, I wasn't, because there was still a lot of life left in it. Darren Lynn Bousman is directing it, and he's just amazing.revival just wrapped up filming would have been enough in any form, but in true Gilmore fashion, it arrived in a transcendently lovable form—a selfie from Luke and Lorelai themselves. Second, Patterson’s caption is on point: “Just hand @thelaurengraham the Emmy now!(Or, you know, Scott Patterson and Lauren Graham.) We’ll give Luke-Lorelai shippers a moment to compose themselves. ” And perhaps most important, it’s one more piece of evidence to help put the rumors that these two hate each other to rest.