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EXCLUSIVE: Lauren Graham Wants to 'Retire' After 'Gilmore Girls', Says Having Melissa McCarthy on Set Was 'Beautiful'

by Alex Ungerman 1:38 PM PDT, July 14, 2016
Playing EXCLUSIVE: Lauren Graham Wants to 'Retire' After 'Gilmore Girls', Says Having Melissa McCarthy on Set Was 'Beautiful'

Lauren Graham is almost ready to hang it all up!

The Gilmore Girls star talked to ET's Nischelle Turner after announcing the 2016 Emmy nominations Thursday morning, where she communicated that the Netflix revival of the classic TV series has gone so well, that she almost feels like she should end her career on it!

"If I could retire, I would just leave it here," Graham laughed. "It was so gratifying and so fun... all those dynamics are the same, but even better."

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"It's grown up a little bit, so to me, it's my favorite thing I've ever done," she added. "And it will be satisfying to fans."

Graham is also excited to have gotten the chance to reunite with co-star Melissa McCarthy, who after early limbo, is returning for the revival, set to premiere as four 90-minute episodes later this year.

"This is a whole kind of off the charts talent that she has," Graham shared, explaining that it's "so gratifying to see how it has translated."

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"To have her back on set... It was beautiful," Graham smiled.

Meanwhile, announcing the Emmy nods with Graham was black-ish star, Anthony Anderson, who had an amazing reaction to netting his second consecutive Best Lead Actor nomination for the ABC show.

"It was just super gratifying to be near Anthony as he got his good news," she said. "It couldn't have gone better."

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Graham also dished a behind-the-scenes scoop on Anderson's giddy response, explaining that he was 100 percent genuinely excited.

"In rehearsals, when he read his name from last year -- because they do the last year's nominees for rehearsals -- he was just as excited," she said. "That's just kind of his level. Which is awesome!"

Watch the video below for the biggest surprises from the 2016 nominees.

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