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This Famous Chef Talks Replacing Melissa McCarthy's Sookie on 'Gilmore Girls'

This Famous Chef Talks Replacing Melissa McCarthy's Sookie on 'Gilmore Girls'

While Melissa McCarthy could only film a short cameo in Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, the producers got some celeb chefs to replace her character Sookie in the series!

Rachael Ray was one of the chefs who filmed a small part and now she’s speaking out about the experience.

“I was so nervous. I mean, I’m not an actress. Everything we do is unscripted, but I was so impressed that the food stylist made all my food…She made all my real food, so it was kinda cool! I’ve only been real-fired once in life, and I was kind of embarrassed that I got fake-fired on the show, but if it brought back Melissa McCarthy, that’s fine with me,” Rachael told ET.

“Lauren I’ve known for years, she’s one of our favorite guests [on The Rachael Ray Show], and I just think she’s such a delight to be around,” Rachael added. “She makes everybody feel at ease. She’s so lovely and a great actress, [and she] calmed me right down on set!”

“[Stars Hollow] was so charming. Really the cutest film town ever and it reminded me of my hometown in upstate New York, so it was almost like a vacation,” Rachael gushed.

Also pictured inside: Melissa shopping for Christmas supplies on Sunday (November 27) in Glendale, Calif.

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Posted to: Gilmore Girls, Melissa McCarthy, Rachael Ray

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