As Gilmore Girls is coming together on Netflix, there’s been a lot of news related to which actors and actresses will be returning and which won’t. As it turns out, most of the names attached to the original series are happy to at least make a cameo on the new series, but there’s one big name who doesn’t seem to be coming back: Melissa McCarthy. After the showrunner said the actress was too busy and Melissa McCarthy noted she had not been asked to return to the series, it seemed as if some wires had been crossed. Now showrunner Amy Sherman-Palladino has explained what happened with the whole Melissa McCarthy snafu.
We already knew Melissa McCarthy was a busy lady. So that part of Amy Sherman-Palladino’s comments to EW are not remotely a surprise. Between appearances and more related to The Boss and the upcoming Ghostbusters reboot, not to mention stuff for other projects, it’s clear the a-lister doesn’t have a ton of free time during working hours. However, what’s key here is that it clears up how Sherman-Palladino could have known Melissa McCarthy was too busy to appear without having physically asked the actress to show up. Apparently, the showrunner and the actress share the same agency, so this was easier to do than you would think.
Since this story has become a big to do at this point, it’s only fitting that Amy Sherman-Palladino would also take the opportunity to make a last ditch effort to entice Melissa McCarthy to come on board. Here’s the pitch, and it’s not half bad, either:
Of course, McCarthy already pretty much put the matter to a close when she stated the timing was off and she is busy right now. But hey, a girl can dream, right?
Meanwhile, while Melissa McCarthy probably won’t be back, ever character from the Gilmores gals to Luke, Logan, Dean, Jess, Lane, Michel and many, many more. I could probably list names for another couple of lines of text, but if you want to know everything about the upcoming Netflix revival, check out our cumulative list of what we know.
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