EXCLUSIVE: Alexis Bledel Reacts to That Shocking Rory Twist and the 'Full Circle' Final Four Words on 'Gilmore
By Leanne Aguilera
WARNING: We’re about to discuss the highly speculated last words of Gilmore Girls. If you have not watched Netflix's four-part revival, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, and do not wish to be spoiled on how it all ends, leave immediately! For everyone else, grab some tissues and the strongest cup of coffee you've got, and get ready…
"I was really surprised!" Gilmore Girls star Alexis Bledel gushed exclusively to ET of the Netflix series' stunning ending. "That was not what I was expecting at all."
For nearly a decade, loyal Gilmore Girls fans have been waiting with bated (coffee) breath to discover the last four words that creator Amy Sherman-Palladino always intended to use in the original series finale. (For those not familiar with the behind-the-scenes TV drama, Sherman-Palladino exited the series after its sixth season and did not have a creative hand in Gilmore Girls' seventh season.)
And now, with the premiere of Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, we know that the highly anticipated last four words are…
ET caught up with Bledel at Netflix's Gilmore Girls premiere event last week and the 35-year-old actress was delightfully candid about her feelings on the last four words.
"I couldn’t have imagined that that would be the conclusion that Amy wanted," she shared. "But then, once I sat with it for a little while, I figured of course -- it's full circle. It's an ending that only Amy could design."
Sherman-Palladino confessed that she has been planning this ending for Lorelai and Rory since the series' WB inception in 2000. "Weirdly, those were always the last four words," the showrunner spilled to our cameras on the red carpet.
"I wasn't sure when we started back [on the Netflix revival] whether or not they would be appropriate. I didn't know that they did in season seven -- all kinds of weird crap could have taken place -- but, luckily, that was wide open," she continued. "And, actually, weirdly, it resonates even more now than it would've back then."
"It was the way we wanted to do it," Sherman-Palladino said of Rory's surprise pregnancy. "Almost never in a career or in life do you ever get to do anything that you want to do, so the fact that we got to do it, the way that we wanted to do it, was like fate."
Since the series ended on a bit of a cliffhanger, we asked Bledel if she would be interested in continuing Rory's on-screen journey into motherhood. "It all depends on the story," the brunette beauty answered. "And I don’t know, I feel so grateful to get to do [Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life] that I'm not even looking forward necessarily at the prospect of doing more. I also feel like it's such a special story that I don’t want to exploit it, or do too much, you know?"
However, Bledel did reveal that she's already been imagining about what kind of mother Rory would be. "I think she'd have her own style," she pondered. "She might do things differently, but there would definitely be a lot of Lorelai's influence."
Bledel added with a laugh, "And a lot of books for sure."
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