And dayum, do they look good…
Ah, Gilmore Girls. When one of the all-time greatest ever dramedies ended in 2007, the world got just that little bit sadder. Millions of hearts across the globe were broken the minute they announced the show wouldn’t be returning for an eighth season.
What was it about that show that made it such a resounding cult hit? Perhaps it was the fact it had something for everyone; beautiful setting, characters we’d all either met or been at one stage of our lives, storylines we could sink our teeth into, relationships and love we should all aspire to have…the list goes on.
For many of us it would be an absolute dream come true for the cast to come together again for one epic reunion show. A sort of cathartic kind of closure, to satisfy our curiosity about what happened to Lorelei and Luke, or how Rory fared as a hardcore journalist, or whether Lane found her bliss.
Well guess what?! Lauren Graham, who played the iconic Lorelei Gilmore, recently spilled the beans on Twitter that the cast will in fact be coming together one final epically awesome time. News broke on October 19 that Netflix is reportedly reviving the show for a strictly limited series, and will apparently give it four 90 minute episodes. Eeek! When hounded by her fans, Graham took to Twitter and responded with, “DUDES. I can’t confirm this. But I also can’t deny this…”
So as we wait to be gifted with a truly special treat from a benevolent universe, we thought we’d take a trip down memory lane and check out what our fave cast members have been up to for the past few years since the show ended…
There are so many reasons to pledge our undying love for Lauren Graham. After playing the world’s most amazing (if not slightly highly strung) single mother on GG, she went straight into Parenthood, playing Sarah, another single super-mamma.
She’s also done several other awesome movies since GG, including Bad Santa, One True Thing, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, and Evan Almighty. And, a woman of many and varied talents, she’s also just written her first book, Someday, Someday, Maybe: A Novel, which ended up on the New York Times best seller list. She’s currently working on adapting it for a TV series (we can’t wait!). Not only that; she’s starring in a new series called Kate on Later, as the host of a late-night talk show.
Alexis Bledel has been a busy girl since GG. She had a stint on Mad Men as Beth Dawes in 2012, and eventually married her co-star Vincent Kartheiser (Pete Campbell). She was also in Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, appearing again in the sequel.
She guest starred on Us & Them, had roles in Sin City and Tuck Everlasting. She also campaigned in 2013 to get the lead role in 50 Shades of Grey, but obviously that didn’t come to fruition. Not sure whether to laugh or cry about that. But she is in Katherine Heigl’s indie flick Jenny’s Wedding, which is a new heartwarming flick about a lesbian couple fighting for acceptance from their families.
If not even more beautiful than she was as the iconic Sookie, Melissa McCartney’s career has skyrocketed to the point where if you don’t know who she is, you’ve clearly been living under a rock. She moved straight from GG into Samantha Who, followed by the smash hit movies The Heat, St. Vincent, Tammy, and Identity Thief.
She’s probably best known for her role in Bridesmaids, and hot damn, it earned her an Oscar nomination. Plus, she’s still starring in the TV series Mike and Molly, and is the leading lady of the next Ghostbusters movie. Oh, and did we mention she’s even got her own clothing line?
Boy, has Lane grown up since we last saw her all awkward and bespectacled on GG. Since the show wrapped, Keiko has appeared in Transformers: Dark of the Moon, and was in a number of episodes of Felicity. She also guest starred on Private Practice, Castle, and ER, and voiced Yori on Kim Possible for three years. Not only that, she’s got a few indie movies in the works, and keeps her acting chops well-oiled with a lot of improv.
Still looking radiant, post GG, Kelly Bishop has appeared in multiple episodes of Law & Order SVU, and been a guest star on Army Wives and The Good Wife. She was also one of the main characters in Bunheads. Her next movie is Saint Joan, which is currently in post-production.
Hubba hubba. We’re glad to see Luke, or should we say Scott, has maintained his rugged good looks since bidding GG farewell. Although you might be surprised and a bit mortified to learn that he was in three of the Saw movies. He also appeared in the 2010 version of 90210, played the role of Gary Tolchuck in Aliens in America, and was Michael Buchanan in The Event.
He currently has a whopping four movies in pre-production, which is a solid effort by anyone’s standards. He recently starred in the Lifetime TV movie Kidnapped: The Hannah Anderson Story. Aside from that, he’s a photographer and an artist.
You’ll be forgiven for needing to take a second look to see this is actually a very beautiful grown-up Paris. Now a total babe, Liza Weil was another GG alum to end up in Bunheads, starring alongside Kelly Bishop. She also made a big impression on show-initiator-extraordinaire Shonda Rimes, which lead to a guest starring spot on Grey’s Anatomy, (although her character died in one episode). Next she went on to Private Practice, followed by Scandal.
Perhaps most excitingly, she’s currently starring in the hit series that has taken the world by storm; How To Get Away With Murder (our absolute fave show!).
We don’t know about you, but we are positively squirming in delight and anticipation for the big reunion. With endless possibilities for the first Netflix ep, we can’t wait to see what happens!
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