Lauren Graham Isn't Team Anyone On 'Gilmore Girls' Because Rory's Love Life Is Not What Matters
Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life is two weeks away, and lots of Gilmore Girls fans are eagerly debating which of Rory's returning love interests she will end up with. Alexis Bledel, who plays Rory, has weighed in, but is Lauren Graham team Logan, Jess, or Dean? The actress who plays Lorelai Gilmore weighed in on her TV daughter's love life in an interview with TV Line, and it turns out that she isn't rooting for any of Rory's loves. She's rooting for Rory. Period.
When asked which man she thinks Rory should end up with, Graham clarified that she doesn't think men are Rory's main focus, though she understands why people are so obsessed. “Of course people want to know, because there’s a romantic element to this show," she said. "But what was always different about Rory from the beginning is she is not driven by that. She is a career woman.” She seems to believe that, as far as Rory's love life is concerned, it's more about the journey than the destination. "What I love about all those guys is how different they are — isn’t that what we all go through until we settle down?" she said. "[We] kind of check out which version of ourselves we want to live with? I think that’s very real for someone in their 30s.”
Graham isn't the first Gilmore Girls star to suggest hoping for Rory to end up with one of her ex-boyfriends isn't what Rory is about. Bledel has clarified on multiple occasions that she doesn't have a side, and it's not because she thinks all the guys are equally great. "I think she moved on from all of them," she told Nylon. "I think all those relationships ended for a reason." She also agreed with Graham, saying that "I’m not picking a team. Rory should be single or working a lot — focused on career."
I have previously written about my disappointment that Jess, Dean, and Logan are returning in the revival, but I have faith that A Year In The Life will honor Rory in a way that seems true to her character. She was always focused on changing the world and breaking barriers, though she could occasionally become caught up in her love life and personal dramas, just like the rest of us. While I've spent hours debating the relative merits of Rory's beaus, I think now, more than ever, it's important to see goal-oriented and strong women on our TV screens, even if there isn't yet one in the White House.
Graham's recent comments make me hopeful that the revival will be firmly on #TeamRory's side, and I personally can't wait to see Rory at the peak of her career.