Why Lauren Graham Will Never Watch The Gilmore Girls Revival

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by Katie Rosseinsky |
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Hands up who spent the majority of last weekend huddled under a sea of blankets and surrounded by a sea of snacks while glued to all four episodes (and all six hours) of Netflix’s long-awaited Gilmore Girls revival mini-series, A Year In The Life?

Long-time fans of the Noughties TV fixture and more recent converts to the fast-talking, pop culture-quipping ways of Lorelai, Rory and Emily Gilmore found themselves cancelling all non-Stars Hollow social arrangements in order to finally gain some closure after mixed responses to the show’s seventh and final season.

It seems, however, that actress Lauren Graham (aka Lorelai Gilmore herself) was not one of those clamouring to watch the rebooted episodes over the Thanksgiving weekend.

At a talk hosted at 92nd Street Y in New York, Lauren revealed that while she binge-watched the entire seven seasons of Gilmore Girls before shooting A Year In The Life, she’s chosen to avoid watching the four new episodes – and might do so forever. Fear not, though: her reasoning is actually pretty sound (and has nothing to do with those infamous last four words…)

Lauren Graham with on-screen daughter Alexis Bledel in Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life ©Netflix

‘I was so on another plane […] I had some of my favourite moments I’ve ever had as an actor and as a person in that experience,’ she told host Michael Ausiello. ‘I just want to leave it there for now – that was enough. That was more than enough. It was the best experience I’ve ever had.’

Lauren also told the audience that for her, the most emotional part of the revival came when she was reading the script for ‘Fall,’ the final of four seasonal instalments, which moved her so much that she found it difficult to finish.

‘I couldn’t read “Fall”, I just couldn’t read it,’ she admitted. “I shot a couple of scenes without having read the whole thing. I was on this crazy high and feeling so thankful and so pleased with what the material was, I almost didn’t want to know how it ended. I was worried where it was going and what if I’m disappointed. But finally I had to do it […] I cried from page one all the way to the end.’

And as for that cliffhanger ending? We’ll just have to wait and see…

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