She doesn’t smell like snow! Melissa McCarthy played on Gilmore Girls for seven seasons – but filming the beloved series hasn’t always been an easy task.
“Sometimes we were, like, crammed into little things with coats, but it was actually 112 degrees in Burbank, [California]. And we were like, ‘Brrr, Connecticut!’ » McCarthy, 52, said Weekly entertainment in an interview published Monday, June 12. »And I thought to myself: ‘Do we explain why I have malaria and why I sweat so much?’ »
Gilmore Girlswhich aired on The WB (and later The CW) from 2000 to 2007, followed mother-daughter duo Lorelai (Lawrence Graham) and Rory Gilmore (Alexis Bledel) while cruising in their original small town of Stars Hollow, Connecticut. While the show was based in the north, it was filmed in sunny, warm California.
“When we did our first poster, someone passed out,” said the Little Mermaid star continued. “Like, just [passed] cold because we were all in coats and trying to look windy and we were just sweating in weird places and [they were] like, ‘Look cold!’
McCarthy, for her part, played chef Sookie St. James in the multi-generational drama — Lorelai’s best friend and business partner.
While McCarthy starred in all seven seasons of the original series, fans speculated the Emmy winner may not return for Netflix’s 2016 revival after claiming she wasn’t asked to reprise. his role.
“Thank you for the invite, but unfortunately no one has asked me or Sookie to come back to Stars Hollow,” said the Mike and Molly alum wrote via Twitter in February 2016 after a fan asked him to “come back” to Stars Hollow. “Wish them the best!” »
Gilmore Girls Creator Amy Sherman-Palladinomeanwhile said TV line earlier that month, she had contacted McCarthy’s team – but heard nothing back.
“She is really very busy. But the thing that I said [to her team] is, “Look, if Melissa is available and has a free afternoon, I’ll write her a scene”, the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel the writer explained. “Melissa was one of us. If she has a spare moment to crush [to the set] — even if it was just for one appearance — we’d be totally up for it,” she continued. “And if it’s a last minute thing, I’ll write to him and we’ll find a solution. That’s how we left it.
Two months later, however, the Chief The star announced that she would be appearing somewhere in all four 90-minute episodes – and opened up to We Weekly about the emotional experience of returning to set after so many years.
“I went back and visited about two weeks ago and saw the sets and everyone on them again and it felt – oh my God, I’m getting so sentimental. It was like the greatest idea in the world. It was just lovely. It was just lovely,” she exclaimed at the time. “There was the most time where it just wasn’t going to work, in terms of timing, and then once we decided, like, ‘Is there a possible way?’ Something big fell on me [and] something has changed for them.
While Sookie only made a brief appearance in the revival episode “Fall” – the last of four episodes – to make Lorelai and Luke (Scott Patterson) Wedding Cake, McCarthy gave an update Monday on where she thinks her character would be today.
“She has about 42 children. I think they are growing weed. I think she and [her husband] Jackson, [portrayed by Jackson Douglas] – she always cooks, but I think [they do] edible,” she joked to EW. “I think they run a really nice little family business with their 13 kids and they make some delicious edibles.”