Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel Dish on 'Gilmore Girls' Love Lives, Losing Edward Herrmann
By Jennifer Drysdale
Suddenly Rory and Lorelai Gilmore can’t think of anything to say.
Alexis Bledel and Lauren Graham sat down at Wednesday's summer Television Critics Association press tour session, where they dished all about their characters' love lives in the upcoming Netflix revival series -- kind of.
"My character's love life?" Bledel repeated the long-awaited question at the TCA panel for Gilmore Girls: A Day in the Life. "Well, we're not supposed to disclose where we pick up with her romantic life, but all of her ex-boyfriends make an appearance in these chapters in one way or another."
It was confirmed in February that all three of Rory's boyfriends, Dean (Jared Padalecki), Logan (Matt Czuchry) and Jess (Milo Ventimiglia) will be reprising their roles in the reboot, which will consist of four 90-minute episodes. The series last saw Rory rejecting Logan's marriage proposal, so at this point, it's anybody's game. Netflix announced on Wednesday that the series (in its entirety) will premiere on Friday, Nov. 25.
Bledel seems to have mastered the ability to stay tight-lipped on Rory's future. "It was great to work with all of them again, and I think people's questions will be answered," she politely stated. "But we can't answer them today."
Lauren Graham was a little more generous in revealing details of the highly anticipated reboot. "She does have a love life," the 49-year-old actress confessed of her character Lorelai. "I think not all the questions have been answered."
"To me, one of the aspects of this show that felt the same but different was in the wake of losing Ed [Herrmann], which was and still is a great loss for us personally," she revealed, adding that his death will have an impact on the characters of Stars Hollow.
Herrmann, who played Lorelai's father, Richard Gilmore, on the series, died in December after battling brain cancer. He was 71.
"It was also part of our story that we are telling, which is the journey of how everyone is still recovering [from his death], and that gave the show depth and an emotional complexity," Graham added. "It felt to me like, 'here is the show, but grown up even more.'"
"[The death] plays into all the choices the characters are making and what they're dealing with in a new way. So through dealing with [the death of her father] she makes some decisions," she revealed.