Jared Padalecki is spilling details on his return to Stars Hollow in Netflix’s highly-anticipated series, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, and Gilmore Girls (and Dean) fans may want to sit down for this one.
“I will say probably a lot more than I am supposed to,” the 33-year-old actor said at a recent Supernatural fan convention, before going into detail on how he got involved in the revival series.
“[Creator Amy Sherman-Palladino] basically said, ‘Listen, we’re going to write you a really cool scene and if you get a day off, let us know and we will just put your scene on the schedule for that day,’” Padalecki shared. “She was like, ‘It’s a set that we already run and own, it’s an actress that already is working every day, so let us know.’”
Though Padalecki wouldn’t delve further into the specifics of the scene -- let’s be real, we want there to be some surprises left! -- he did offer this nugget for fans to dissect.
“Dean has a cool scene in the market [Doose’s] he used to work at,” he revealed, causing the audience to cheer with enthusiastic approval. “It’s a really nice scene that gave me closure.”
Could Dean be reuniting with his ex-girlfriend, Rory (Alexis Bledel), at Doose’s? All signs sure are pointing that way!
Padalecki, who left Gilmore Girls in 2005 to star in Supernatural, admitted that his exit from the beloved WB/CW drama was “abrupt,” mentioning “that it happens a lot” in television.
“For me, I never had closure. One day, I was an actor on Gilmore Girls. The next day, I had a TV show and would never again be on Gilmore Girls,” Padalecki said. “For me, as a person, it was weird because I was like, ‘What about Dean?’”
“It was fun to go wrap it up in a really cool way,” he added. (The Gilmore Girls portion begins at the 3:15 mark in the video below.)
Dean is just one of Rory’s three main love interests from the original series, along with Logan (Matt Czuchry) and Jess (Milo Ventimiglia), who will also be making their return to Stars Hollow.
Back in April, Ventimiglia spoke to ET about reprising his role, revealing that “it was a blast.”
“We laughed, we cried, we had all kinds of fun over years on set. So to stand shoulder to shoulder again, those are the rare opportunities where you get to really appreciate the camaraderie of being on a set,” he said.
The 38-year-old actor hinted that Gilmore Girls fans won’t be surprised by the “guy he turned out to be at the very end,” adding that Jess “pops into Stars Hollow” to “accomplish” something big.
Czuchry, meanwhile, praised the new Gilmore Girls scripts, telling ET, "Amy Sherman-Palladino and Dan Palladino did an amazing job as to where the characters are, where they’ve been and where they’re going. We’ll see how it finishes out in the end, but they did an amazing job with the scripts.”
All four 90-minute episodes of Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life will premiere later this year on Netflix.
Ghostbusters star Melissa McCarthy will also be back in Stars Hollow, reprising her role of Sookie! Watch ET’s exclusive interview below to find out why she called the return “overwhelming.”