When it was announced way back in January that Netflix was rebooting Gilmore Girls, most people figured Melissa McCarthy was far too famous and busy for that shit and the part of Sookie St. James would probably end up being played by a DVD of Tammy in a wig. Hell, even Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladino figured she’d be too busy, so she didn’t bother asking her to come back and be a part of it. A little while later, Melissa admitted that someone did eventually call her up about it, but that scheduling conflicts were preventing her from slipping into her chef’s coat and hot kerchief.
Well, it looks like you can go ahead and pop a bottle of sparkling coffee and crank the Paul Anka up to 11 (yes I just outed myself as a Gilmore Girls nerd), because Melissa McCarthy confirmed that she will be back for the Gilmore Girls reboot during a taping of Ellen yesterday.
Melissa is a huge Academy Award-nomiated STAR! now, so I don’t know what this means for the Gilmore Girls reboot budget. All I can say is that they better have enough money left over to bring back the two brightest celestial beings of Stars Hollow. A Gilmore Girls reboot is nothing without the Marlboro-voiced sun-bleached unicorn Babette and her sassy sidekick Miss Patty.
Here’s Melissa McCarthy and her husband Ben Falcone in New York earlier this week while working the press circuit for that Martha-with-roid-rage movie The Boss.
Pics: The WB, Wenn.com