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'Gilmore Girls' Revival Series Snags Alex Kingston to Play Mysterious, 'Eccentric' Character

by Philiana Ng 6:32 PM PDT, July 06, 2016
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Get your thinking caps on, Gilmore Girls fans, this is one mystery you’re going to want to solve!

British actress Alex Kingston is the latest star to join Netflix’s anticipated revival series, which she revealed over the July 4th holiday weekend at a Miami fan convention.

“I also got to play a role in the reboot of the Gilmore Girls,” Kingston, 53, told the shocked audience. “I play a very eccentric character in a couple of those episodes.”

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Not only is Kingston appearing in the new Gilmore Girls episodes, but she’ll be appearing in several. This seriously is the best news.

Though Kingston doesn’t divulge much about her mysterious character, the news itself caused many fans to hyperventilate -- and understandably so. She’s Doctor Who’s River Song, after all!

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Kingston did share some tidbits, however, that may serve as useful clues.

For one thing, she didn’t film her scenes in Stars Hollow, which is located on the Warner Bros. lot in Los Angeles, but rather “on location.” Then, she let it slip that her scenes may have been with Alexis Bledel, who plays Rory Gilmore.

“It was so funny for them to reboot it again, but Alexis -- oops, I really shouldn’t say that -- she’s all grown up! It’s amazing!” Kingston said. “She’s got a baby and I remember when she was so young.”

Hmmm, the possibilities are endless!

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