Casting director Jami Rudofsky revealed during the Gilmore Girls Fan Festival in Connecticut on Friday that the 35-year-old La La Land star was brought in to read for a small part, playing a "football character." She explained that she had worked with Gosling previously on an independent film, but unfortunately, his tryout definitely didn't wow her.
"I rolled my eyes because he was late, and he was blond," Rudofsky recalled, via MTV News.
Gosling did end up getting a second shot, but he failed to impress her colleagues.
"Everyone was like, 'Really, Jami?'" she said.
Gilmore Girls, of course, had no shortage of handsome actors vying for the affections of Rory (Alexis Bledel). Throughout the show's seven seasons, love interests have included Jess (Milo Ventimiglia), Dean (Jared Padalecki), Logan (Matt Czuchry), and Tristan (Chad Michael Murray).
ET spoke to 39-year-old Ventimiglia exclusively in April about revisiting Stars Hollow for the highly anticipated Netflix reboot, and he only had positive things to say about the experience.
"First of all, it was a blast. It was fun," Ventimiglia said. "I had such a great time at 25 and 24 years old being on that show… I really learned a lot about myself as a young man and learned a lot about myself as an actor -- from the quick pace, the chop-chop-chop and all that. So for me, of course I was going to go back."
"I thought it was nice that he's [still] that Jess-kicking-a** that everybody kind of liked -- the bad boy that he was," he added about his beloved character. "But also, the kid always had a heart of gold, he really did. He was just a misguided, troubled, reckless, rabble-rouser."
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life premieres Nov. 25. on Netflix.