Gilmores forever. Stacey Oristano, a veteran of the Friday Night Lights TV show which was cancelled by NBC after five seasons, is reportedly a huge fan of the Gilmore Girls TV series. She worked with creator Amy Sherman-Palladino on the Bunheads TV series, which was cancelled after one season on ABC Family (now Freeform) and was thrilled to be cast in the Netflix revival series of movies: Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.
Oristano tells TV Insider that when the Gilmore Girls revival was announced, Sherman-Palladino promisted to write something especially for Oristano. The article quotes the actress as saying, “And I was like, ‘That’s the most amazing thing ever.’ I never honestly believe anything until it really happens. And then the weird part is it was the first time someone had written something specifically for me. It was like, ‘Oh, this is how you see me? Okay!’”
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“She knows my comedy and my voice so well, so she wrote for that, which is also a crazy experience,” she continued.
Even more surreal for Oristano? When it came time to actually prep for filming on the series. “Because I’m such a crazy, crazy Gilmore Girls fan, I went to that table read and saw Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel right beside me, and I’m shaking,” she recalled. “That’s Lorelai and Rory right besides me! I was freaking out a little bit.”
And though her role—and many of the details of the revival—are being kept secret, Oristano did offer a little tease of what’s to come. “I’m not in Stars Hollow,” she teased. “I don’t know if I’m allowed to say that. We’re outside. I cause trouble in other places. So I was there for the table read, and I got to see the set and stuff, but all of my stuff is outside [of town].”
All seven seasons of the original Gilmore Girls TV series are available for streaming on Netflix, in case you want to binge watch. Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life drops to Netflix, later in 2016.
What do you think? Do you plan to watch the Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life TV show sequel movies? What kind of a character do you think Oristano should play?