Love the Gilmore Girls? If so, then you may be floating on cloud nine since the announcement they are making a comeback to a small screen near you. If not a fan, then it’s time to jump on the Gilmore bandwagon.
On Black Friday, Netflix released its four-part Gilmore Girls revival ‘A Year In The Life’, and all the longtime fans finally got to hear those final four words. The Tuesday after the announcement, star Lauren Graham’s memoire ‘Talking As Fast As I Can’, was released, and the book is filled with secrets that even diehard fans most likely will be shocked to discover.
‘Talking As Fast I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls and Everything in Between’ is a collection of personal essays that detail Graham’s career, her love life, the challenges she’s faced as a woman in entertainment, and much of the bizarre stuff that has happened on and off screen, and on and off stage. As evidenced by the title, Gilmore Girls plays a huge role in the book, and Graham drops some major secrets about life on the set; both during the series’ original run and its recent revival.
A few things that may surprise you:
Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel did not actually meet until both had been cast in their prospective roles. This surprised a lot of fans since their chemistry was instantaneous, and they seemed to have a deep connection from the first day. The two co-stars met for the first time in the lobby of a Toronto hotel. “We’d both been cast in the show without ever having met,” Graham states . “…there’d been no time for anyone to even see us standing side by side, just to make sure we looked related.”
Another surprise: Lauren Graham was dangerously close to being replaced on the show because she was already starring on another show called M.Y.O.B. She had to wait to find out if M.Y.O.B. was canceled before she could commit herself to Gilmore Girls, which had been picked up for a full season by WB.
Finally, many of the extras on the show were played by people they already knew. “Over the years, many family members made cameos,” Graham writes. “My cousin Tim still talks about his favorite episode: ‘The one about the guy carrying flowers through the lobby of the Dragonfly.'” He was the guy carrying the flowers.