Last Saturday evening, the still-beloved cast of Gilmore Girls joined the show’s creator Amy Sherman-Palladino for a reunion at the ATX Television Festival. After the theme song played with much of the audience singing along, Sherman-Palladino and the Stars Hollow gang spoke about how the show came to be, filming experiences, and where the characters are now. Flavorwire got an exclusive interview, and here are five exciting things we learned from it:
1.) “Oy, with the poodles already!”
Amy Sherman-Palladino finally explained the origins of Lorelai’s oft-quoted, “Oy, with the poodles already.” The creator explained, “It’s this extremely white-bred goyim family, and all they did was talk and argue, like Jews. So she’s just going to start talking like a Jew.” She added, “There’s something so wrong and so right about this.”
During the reunion, the men who played Rory’s boyfriends picked which #Team they were on. Milo Ventimiglia (Jess) chose Dean, explaining that “Logan was a dick” (no arguments there…). Jared Padalecki (Dean) and Matt Czuchry (Logan) both went with Jess. Despite picking favorites, Czuchry recalled something Sherman-Palladino once said: “The right boyfriend came at the right time. They each brought something out in Rory that she needed at that time.” Alexis Bledel refused to pick.
3.) Where are they now?
Throughout the evening, the cast shared where they thought their characters would be now. Luke either stayed in Stars Hollow or moved somewhere 40 miles away to open Luke’s Diner, a bait, tackle, and camping store. Miss Patty became mayor but has no idea how to do the job. And Paris is, of course, “taking over the fucking world.”
4.) Filming Faves
Members of the cast were asked about their favorite scenes to film. Kelly Bishop, who played matriarch Emily Gilmore, said shopping sprees! “When I went on that crazy shopping spree with the two girls (Lorelai and Rory), because that was one where the three of us were together. The three of us together trying to deal with me, that was very special.”
5.) Will we ever get more Gilmore?
Creator Sherman-Palladino made it clear that an on-screen extension of the show ain’t happening. But don’t let that completely crush your dreams. A movie or another season on Netflix isn’t off the table, but Sherman-Palladino said, “It would have to be the right everything,” adding, “It would have to be honored in a certain way.” Here at BUST, we’re still holding out.
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