Though she plays the Chinese takeout-obsessed Lorelai Gilmore, in real life, actress Lauren Graham loves to cook for her guests.
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“I really like to entertain,” she reveals in the January cover story for Good Housekeeping. “None of my characters ever cook, so I would think that’s surprising that I actually really like to.”
But between her most iconic roles – Lorelai from Gilmore Girls and Sarah Braverman from Parenthood – Graham admits that she still has a special place in her heart for the Dragonfly Inn owner.
“I relate more to Lorelai Gilmore, probably,” she tells the mag. “I mean, I speak quickly more in attitude and just in athleticism of what that work is and was for me, as an actor, that’s a place I feel really comfortable and exhilarated, so, in that way I guess I relate a little more to that world and that language.”
Unlike Lorelai’s precarious romantic history, Graham has been in a stable, committed relationship for many years now with her Parenthood co-star, Peter Krause.
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“We couldn’t stop talking. Not about ourselves, but about the world and books and family,” she says of the actor, who also had a cameo in the Gilmore revival. “Once we got together, there was no game play. It was like, You like me, and I like you. It gave me an understanding of life: This is how things happen, and it’s completely random.”
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