Now, though, Bledel’s illness was threatening her performance—enough to potentially cost her the part.“Luckily, we had videotaped one of her early auditions,” Anthony, who cast the show’s pilot with Julie Mossberg, told fans know, the rest is history.Bledel and Lauren Graham spent seven seasons embodying the sort of mother-daughter relationship on-screen that had never really been seen before: a bond so tight that it bordered on sisterly.
She was falling in love for the first time, so she was changing. The good thing about Season 7 is, it didn’t take certain story elements from me that I would’ve wanted to play. We did a lot through asking our friends who are obsessive going to take something and do it even though Season 7 negated it. I wasn’t going to say to the fans who stayed through Season 7, “Hey, you all wasted your f—ing time for a whole season.
Amy Sherman-Palladino created the show, inspired by a visit to the Mayflower Inn in Washington, Connecticut.
She saw how the people in the town all seemed to know each other, and before her stay was over, she’d written the script for the pilot.
Oh, and does TVLINE | What can you say about the role Richard’s absence plays in these four episodes? It’s walking onto that Gilmore set that is going to be a very different feel, because one piece is missing. And definitely the stories are of where the ladies are and where they’re going.
When the series first started, we picked up with Lorelai having this life in place and then something changed where she had to bring her parents back into the mix, which was basically going to start a whole new existence for herself. TVLINE | The events of Season 7 — do they exist in this world?