Lauren Graham stars as Lorelai Gilmore in Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life, Netflix’s continuation of the twee WB series with the overly caffeinated, hyper-articulate mother-daughter duo. Lauren, who most recently starred on NBC’s weepy Parenthood, told EW that she wouldn’t watch herself on screen. She’s not that type of actress. I feel her. You know that feeling you get when you see yourself on film and realize you look that rotund or you hear a recording of your voice and realize you sound like Richard Simmons smashed with Cliff Claven from Cheers? Does that only happen to me?
And when Ausiello asked if she had seen the revival, she gave a similar answer: “I don’t learn anything and this has the added level of … I was so on another plane, it felt like, during the doing of the thing, and I had some of my favorite moments I’ve ever had as an actor and as a person in that experience. I just want to leave it there for now — that was enough. That was more than enough. It was the best experience I’ve ever had.”
She went on to admit that she doesn’t know if she’ll ever watch it and credited it as the most professional and emotionally fulfilling experience of her life.
That’s deep. I watched it and I myself didn’t see any cameo appearances by Jesus, Buddha, Allah, or Bea Arthur in Stars Hollow, but good on her for enjoying herself. She might feel that way because her character got to be in scenes with Liza Weil’s character as Paris.
I have only recently come to Gilmore Girls, but my love and admiration for angry neurotic Paris already knows no bounds. Honestly, I sometimes fast-forward through the episodes on Netflix just to get to any and all Paris scenes. When she didn’t get into Harvard and gave that speech, my fate as a Paris fan was sealed. It’s interesting that she also plays angry neurotic Bonnie on How To Get Away With Murder and the only difference between Paris and Bonnie really is that Bonnie has killed someone (like the rest of the cast on that ridiculous but lovable show). But it made me think that Paris probably IS capable of murder, but it would make Gilmore Girls a whole other type of show.