Lorelai Gilmore herself, Lauren Graham, confirmed on Friday that she and Alexis Bledel would return for a four-part Gilmore Girls revival on Netflix. Kelly Bishop (Emily Gilmore) and Scott Patterson (Luke) are among the other original cast members reprising their roles. But what about Sookie St. James?!
"Thanks for the invite, but sadly no one asked me or Sookie to come back to Stars Hollow," Melissa McCarthy, who played Lorelai's best friend for seven years, tweeted a fan. "Wish them all the best!!"
Thanks for the invite, but sadly no one asked me or Sookie to come back to Stars Hollow. Wish them all the best!! https://t.co/II2Atug4wx
We're hoping this is just a case of wires getting crossed, because creator Amy Sherman-Palladino already went on record saying that she hopes McCarthy can reprise the role -- even if it's just for a cameo.
"She's really f**king busy," Sherman-Palladino told TVLine. "The thing I have said [to her team] is, 'Look, if Melissa is available and has an afternoon free, I'll write her a scene.' Melissa was one of us. If she has a spare moment to run over -- even if for just a cameo -- we would be totally game. And if it's a last-minute thing, I would write her in and we would figure it out. That's the way we left it."
As of now, the writer-director admits, Sookie does not appear in any of the 90-minute episodes, although her absence will be explained. "It simply would've been impossible. Planning around her crazypants schedule and her movies and her this and her that and Ghostbusters," she explained. “I would just be sobbing in a corner for six months."