Sutton Foster Joins 'Gilmore Girls' Revival As Unnamed Character & Proves This Show Keeps Getting Better
Turns out, just when you think the Gilmore Girls revival can't get any better, it still finds a way to. According to TVLine, Sutton Foster has joined the cast of Netflix's Gilmore Girls revival series, and will be portraying an unnamed character. Though there weren't really rumors about this casting prior to this announcement, it's worth noting that this isn't the first we're hearing of Foster's name associated with the series: Earlier Wednesday, Bustle writer Emily Lackey spotted a curious clue in a photo of a Gilmore Girls script tweeted by recently-confirmed cast member Milo Ventimilgia — specifically, what looked to be Foster's name peeking through the cover page of the script. Now, with this confirmation, it seems that it was indeed Foster's name on the page.
Now that Foster has been confirmed as a cast member in the revival, of course, the burning question becomes: Who will Foster play? Considering Foster wasn't involved in the original Gilmore Girls series, it's not like she'd be returning as any character — and there have been no hints given as to what newbies we'll be meeting in Stars Hollow when the series premieres. Foster could be playing anyone from someone who works at the inn with Lorelai to Luke's new girlfriend.
One theory that TVLine points out might have some merit, though: Foster may not have been involved with Gilmore Girls, but that doesn't mean this is her first Amy Sherman-Palladino series. A few years back, Foster starred in Sherman-Palladino's short-lived ABC Family show Bunheads, and totally rocked her role as Michelle Simms. Michael Ausiello at TVLine theorizes that Foster could be playing Michelle in the series, which could actually make sense — both shows were set in small towns, both created by the same woman... the only plot hole would be the fact that Kelly Bishop, who plays Emily on Gilmore Girls, starred in both, but eh, that can be glossed over.
Until we have more confirmation, however, this theory will have to remain just that — a theory. Either way, glad to have you on board, Foster!