In just a few short days, the main event of 2016 will finally be upon us. No, I don't mean Thanksgiving. I obviously mean the Netflix release of Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life . And following not long after, we'll be blessed with Lauren Graham's new memoir, Talking As Fast As I Can!
Ever since the beloved Gilmore Girls finished in 2007, fans have been left desperate for new information. We've clung to our individual theories about whether Rory ever went back to Logan, or whether Jess ever came back into her life. We've scribbled endless ideas about what the final four words might have been. We've watched everything else that Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel have ever starred in, hoping it might give us some insight into where their characters might have ended up. And now, at last, we're going to get all the answers. Not only will the Netflix revival us exactly what Amy Sherman-Palladino originally envisioned for the show, but Lauren Graham's book will give us key insights behind the scenes. Are we even ready for this?
As the last few days of the countdown calendar are finally being checked off, here is everything I'm excited to (hopefully) see in Talking As Fast As I Can !
Which cast members got along? Which ones really really didn't? We know that Alexis Bledel and Milo Ventimiglia dated in real life — but were there any other behind the scenes romances? I'm hoping Lauren Graham is going to channel her inner Miss Patty, and spill the deets.
The Gilmore Girls script is so jam-packed with jokes, the cast must have struggled to get through each line without cracking up laughing. I'd love to know how many takes Graham had to do before she could play Lorelai Gilmore with a straight face. Graham did already confess this much to Bustle in an interview with Associate Entertainment Editor Rachel Simon:
"I write about this a little bit in the book, but there are just certain things I’m really bad at. Like I should never play a doctor on anything, I just can’t say that dialogue straight up (laughs). I just start giggling. And I can’t say something, I need something STAT, it’s just not my thing."
Did you know that Lauren Graham and Connie Britton were roomies back in the '90s? I would love to have been a fly on that wall — and I've got my fingers crossed that Talking As Fast As I Can! will spill a few secrets about these two famous roommates.
Lauren Graham has already published one successful novel, Someday, Someday, Maybe — which is something most of us can only dream of. As we battle through the end of NaNoWriMo, I'm sure we could all do with some tips and tricks from Graham herself. Here's her interesting insight to the process of writing her memoir:
"I found that in a weird way, I had a book that just spilled out in a really - easy is not the right word - but it was a real joy to work on. And I guess a throughline, I think, is not necessarily intentional but it kind of ended up that way, it’s certainly not a book of advice or anything, but in terms of talking about feeling how I felt in sixth, seventh, eighth grade, high school, college, and then getting to do at least partially what I’ve always wanted to do, I’m still surprised (laughs). I’m still interested in how did that happen and also interested in telling the struggles along the way, and even now, I don’t feel - I still relate to that person, that young person. And so a lot of the essays, a throughline of many of them, is still continuing to learn and make mistakes and find things out about myself and show business and life, and being a girlfriend, all that stuff is just something I was interested in sharing, I guess, hopefully in a funny and uplifting way."
It's no secret that Lorelai Gilmore was not a fan of Jess — and it's not surprising, considering how rude he was to her most of the time. But that hasn't stopped the leather jacket-wearing bad boy from gaining a huge following, because of how great a match he was for Rory. (Ahem) Lauren Graham has never yet revealed whether she's Team Dean, Jess, or Logan — instead explaining that Rory's love life isn't the most important thing about her. Yeah, yeah, we know, we get it, we respect t — but here's hoping that we finally get this important answer when Talking As Fast As I Can! comes out.
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