Bledel’s character, Ofglen, will be returning for the show’s second season as a series regular, which she was pleasantly surprised by.
“I can’t believe I get to come back because my character does not make it in the book,” she said. “So it’s incredibly exciting, unexpected, yeah, I can’t wait to get back to work.”
Bledel also noted that she has had a very unusual acting career, recalling her A-typical audition to play Rory Gilmore.
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“I was very sick, I was a student at NYU and they kept calling me back up to audition,” she said. “I think I went, like, six times. Oddly, I wasn’t a very seasoned actor at all. I didn’t know the process. I grew a tad bit impatient. I had a little attitude, and our boss really liked that a lot. She was like, ‘That’s our girl!’”
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