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10 Gilmore Girl Facts You Didn't Know

Updated on July 29, 2020

Lorelai Gilmore is 32 who has a close relationship with her teenage daughter, Rory. Lorelai want's Rory to have the life she missed out on and will do anything to make that happen, even if it means going to her rich and snobbish parents and reestablishing a relationship to make that happen. But, as in life things don't always go as planned.

Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life, picks up a decade after the series finale. It follows all three "Gilmore Girls" through what is probably the hardest year of their lives.


10. Alexis Bledel Never Acted Before

The character of Rory was Alexis' very first role as an actress with lines. Before Gilmore Girls, she had an appearance in the background of Wes Anderson's Rushmore. This is why Lorelai always had her arm around Rory in season one. Lauren Graham would help Alexis line up for the shot.

9. Luke Almost Didn't Exist

The most iconic TV on screen romance was between Luke Danes and Lorelai Gilmore. Shockingly though, that romance may never have happened if changes were not made early on in the show.

For starters, Luke was originally supposed to be a woman named Daisy. However, Stars Hollow had too many female characters, and the network made the decision to turn Daisy into Luke.

On top of that Scott Patterson was only supposed to appear in a few episodes, but after everyone saw the chemistry between him and Lauren Graham, the network decided that Luke was a keeper.

Luke Danes (Scott Patterson)
Luke Danes (Scott Patterson) | Source

8. Fast Talk

If you ever watched the show you may have noticed that everyone on Gilmore Girls talks fast. The shows tagline is, : "Life's short, talk fast."

They have certainly lived up to that. With each script running from 75-80 pages per episode, everyone had to learn to talk fast in order to fit the proper time frame for the show. They even hired a voice coach to keep everyone on track.

7. Liza Weil Auditioned For Rory

Liza Weil had originally tried out for the part of Rory. Of course, she didn't get the part, but her acting skills had caught Amy Sherman-Palladino's attention that she wrote in the part of Paris Gellar to keep Liza in the cast.

6. Mother and Daughter Combo

Carol King actually re-recorded her 1970's hit, to adjust it to the theme of Gilmore Girls. To mirror the effect, she shared the vocals with her own daughter, Louise Goffin.

Carol even guest stars a few times during Gilmore Girls run, as the music store owner.

5. Jesse's Near Spin-Off

There was an episode in Gilmore Girls when Jesse goes looking for his dad in California. This was meant to be a cross-over that lead into a spin-off series, but production fees were too expensive and so the show never made it onto screen.

Jesse(Milo Ventimiglia) and Rory (Alexis Bledel)
Jesse(Milo Ventimiglia) and Rory (Alexis Bledel) | Source

4. Alexis and Milo Dated

Alexis Bledel (Rory) and Milo Ventimiglia (Jesse) actually dated for three and a half years in real life. Alexis eventually moved on and married Vincent Kartheiser in 2014. They have one child together.

Milo is said to be dating marketing coordinator Kelly Egarian.

3. That's a lot of Books

Many of the characters, including Rory love to read books. Because of this Gilmore Girls have referenced over 300 books from season 1-8.

2. Friday Night Dinners

While Lorelai hated Friday Night dinners with her parents, Lauren Graham loved shooting them. Especially, when it gave any opportunity to fight with Kelly Bishop. This was always fun for Lauren.

1- Alexis Bledel Doesn't Drink Coffee

Alexis doesn't drink coffee. All her coffee cups were filled with coke instead.



The last four words of Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life, were always meant to be the last four words in the series. Amy Sherman-Palladino ended up leaving the show after season five. Changes were made from the original direction of the show. When she returned for the 8th and finale season, she fixed those changes and added the ending she had always envisioned.

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