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EXCLUSIVE: Chad Michael Murray Says He Hasn't Watched the 'Gilmore Girls' Revival He Was Replaced On

by Antoinette Bueno 11:20 AM PST, December 09, 2016
Playing EXCLUSIVE: Chad Michael Murray Says He Hasn't Watched the 'Gilmore Girls' Revival He Was Replaced On

Chad Michael Murray didn't make an appearance on Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life -- though the Netflix revival totally replaced him in one scene with another actor and hoped nobody would notice -- but he has no hard feelings.

ET spoke to the 35-year-old actor at the GQ Men of the Year party in Los Angeles on Thursday, where he told us he actually hasn't tuned into the continuation of the beloved WB series.

"I haven't personally seen it, but I know everyone's really excited," Murray exclusively told ET's Lauren Zima. "I wish I could've been there but it's all good -- life is good. All my buddies got to go back."

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Murray played private school bad boy Tristan Dugray on Gilmore Girls for two seasons. In a memorable scene from the revival, Rory (Alexis Bledel) and her friend, Paris (Liza Weil), return to Chilton Academy for alumni day, and Paris freezes as she sees Tristan. For a split second, the camera cuts to a handsome blonde man hitting on a girl in the hallways of Chilton, who's very clearly not Murray.

According to TV Line, Murray declined an invitation to revive his role, which led to him being recast with actor Anton Narinskiy. Still, while the original Tristan may have not been present, the actors who played Rory's three main love interests did return, including Jared Padalecki (Dean) -- whom Tristan memorably clashed with at Rory's school dance -- Milo Ventimiglia (Jess) and Matt Czuchry (Logan).

But Murray has plenty going on in his personal life. The Agent Carter actor's wife, actress Sarah Roemer, is currently pregnant with their second child together. The couple is expecting a baby girl, after welcoming their son last May.

"Officially the luckiest man in the world," Murray sweetly gushed about family life. "Life is good. I couldn't complain -- our son is awesome, he's a giant. Little baby girl on the way, so, you know, I'm scared sh**less to be honest. I'm not gonna lie."

"It's a whole new ball game," he explained. "So, I've got the guy figured out, you know, and we throw the ball around, and we wrestle, and he likes to beat up Daddy. Now it's the baby girl, and she's gonna have me wrapped around her finger, and I'm gonna be in big trouble and not know how to discipline or anything."

Murray is clearly relishing his role as a father.

"I'm just excited, like, everybody says that your heart splits in two -- and I can't imagine loving anything more than I love my wife and my son," he said. "So now, the idea of that happening again kind of blows my mind, you know. It just gives me more fuel to want to go work hard and make them proud."

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ET talked to Murray in July, when he told us that fatherhood is "the greatest thing that ever happened" to him.

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