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'Gilmore Girls' Showrunner Reveals Why She Didn't Officially Ask Melissa McCarthy Back

'Gilmore Girls' Showrunner Reveals Why She Didn't Officially Ask Melissa McCarthy Back

Amy Sherman-Palladino has commented on why she didn’t officially ask Melissa McCarthy to return for the Gilmore Girls revival on Netflix.

“I’ve been told by her people for months, “Can’t happen. Can’t happen. Can’t happen,” Amy, Gilmore Girls creator, told EW. “This business of people and managers and reps. There are a lot of layers and you can’t really get to people and you don’t know how things are being conveyed and who’s talking on your behalf. All I can tell the fans is we love her. She was a big part of the show … There’s nothing juicy or hidden here. It’s a matter of she’s one of the top working actresses in films today and we are very proud of her.”

“We’ve just put it out in the universe: We’re here until May 10. I know what the scene is. I’ll pre-light it for her. She can drive up, run in, shoot it, and run out. I can get her in and out in two hours. If she finds that time, I don’t care when it is, we will make it happen,” Amy added, saying there’s still some hope Melissa could reprise her role as Sookie!

Earlier this year, Melissa revealed that she wasn’t officially asked to return.

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  • kittenparanoia

    if you really want her to be on the show, just call her up and ask her…but to ask over the press is just tacky and insincere

  • Casey C

    you’re assuming she has her personal number. just because she was the original producer on GG doesn’t mean these two were friends, or that even if she did once have her personal number, that MM hasn’t since changed it. she states she’s been trying to get in contact for months through MM’s people which is the general way of doing it. you’d think MM’s people would recognise the name/show that essentially made MM famous and actually try and tlk with MM but MM has stated she heard nothing.

  • Gina

    I feel like Melissa is just being a diva.

  • Amber

    I actually think Amy Sherman-Palladino’s response is very sincere and heartfelt.