Kelly Bishop's Words About Lauren Graham Will Give You All The Mother-Daughter Feels
With mere days until the Gilmore Girls revival is available to stream on Netflix, the cast has been discussing the new episodes, and what's happened to all of our favorite characters since the series first wrapped in 2007. Based on the trailers so far, the character that seems to have had the biggest evolution of all is Emily Gilmore. In an interview with Bustle TV Editor Samantha Rullo, actor Kelly Bishop shared her thoughts on Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life , and in particular about getting to work with her onscreen daughter again. Bishop said, "Lauren [Graham] and I chat all the time and she really is like my daughter. I love her." Excuse me right now, as I literally cannot wait to see these two reunited in the Netflix revival. Bishop's words about Graham will give you all of the feels.
Bishop's praise didn't stop there, and she was clearly enamored of having the chance to work with her co-star again and said, "This is one of the smartest people I've ever met and I just adore her." The professional admiration this pair has for one another is so great, and it's one of the reasons that their onscreen, mother-daughter chemistry works. While Emily and Lorelai Gilmore don't always see eye to eye, a kinship grows between them and it sounds as if they connect on a bigger level in Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life.
As well as breaking all of our hearts by talking about the sad loss of Edward Herrmann, who played Richard Gilmore, Bishop had some wonderful things to say about the development of Emily's relationship with daughter Lorelai, and granddaughter Rory, and getting back to those characters. Clearly, following the death of Gilmore patriarch Richard Gilmore, some major changes lie ahead for the clan. She said,
"For my character, for Lauren's and Alexis', there's an emotional shift. It's like, 'Where was I then? Okay that one goes there.' So it was really tricky. It took a lot of concentration."
Bishop's admiration doesn't end with Graham. She also told Bustle, "I have a great fondness for Lane [played by Keiko Agena] and I have a great fondness for Liza [Weil]. I think they're both just fabulous actresses." Her appreciation of the talent involved in Gilmore Girls is truly heartwarming and shows just how much of a family the cast and crew have become. The episodes are available to stream on Netflix from Nov. 25, and that day can't come soon enough as far as I'm concerned.
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