Amy Sherman-Palladino Reveals Which Gilmore Girls Characters Are Her Favorite To Write For

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In just one month's time Gilmore Girls will finally be back, nearly a decade after the original series was cancelled by a newly formed CW. The fandom has been rewatching the main series in syndication for years, and now we can finally expect the finale the show never received. All of the beloved characters from Stars Hollow are returning, including Melissa McCarthy's Sookie and Milo Ventimiglia's Jess Mariano. These reprises also mean that Amy Sherman-Palladino will be writing the signature fast paced Gilmore dialogue for each of the characters, diving back into their specific quirks and pop culture references. Now the Gilmore grand poobah herself has revealed which characters are her favorite to write for.

Amy Sherman-Palladino recently spoke about all things Gilmore Girls at EW PopFest. When asked about which characters were her favorite to write for, she said the following:

They're all great to write for. I love me a little Emily Gilmore, I gotta say. I love me a little Paris Gellar, I gotta say.

It looks like Amy Sherman-Palladino has a type: Hartford women. Paris Gellar and Emily Gilmore represent the higher class members of the Gilmore Girls universe, and thus they have similarly ridiculous lines of dialogue.

It should come to no surprise Emily Gilmore is one of the best Gilmore Girls characters to write for. The matriarch of the Gilmore family is one of the most layered and complex characters in the show. While she appears to be superficial, privileged, and conniving (which she definitely is), there is much more to Emily than meets the eye. Beneath it all is a woman who is desperately seeking love and attention from her family, but is unable to compromise her beliefs.

Emily is sure to have the most heartbreaking plot in Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, as she'll be dealing with the grief of losing Richard. Emily's entire existence revolved around her role as a successful business man's wife. Now that Richard (and real life actor Edward Herrmann) has passed away, we'll see Emily forced to figure out who she is as an individual, and how she wants to spend the rest of her life.

Paris Geller was Amy Sherman-Palladino's other favorite character to write for, and I once again can't be very surprised. Starting as an antagonist to Rory in Chilton, Paris soon became one of her best friends. The two lived together throughout their time at Yale, and we saw how Paris' various neuroses and social anxiety prevented her from connecting to most people, the exception being the Gilmore girls themselves. Paris is forceful, smart, and crazypants so we got to hear her some out with truly outrageous bits of dialogue throughout the show's seven year run.

Liza Weil, who has since become a series regular on How to Get Away With Murder, is returning for Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, and I can't wait to see what hijinks Paris has in store.

Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life will be released in its entirety on November 25th.

Corey Chichizola
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