Gilmore fans around are feeling so many emotions while talking to TVLine, the series creator (and returning showrunner, FTW), Amy Sherman-Palladino, mentioned that if Melissa McCarthy wants to show up for an episode, or even 30 seconds, the show is willing to drop everything and squeeze her in.
“The thing I have said [to her team] is, ‘Look, if Melissa is available and has an afternoon free, I’ll write her a scene. Melissa was one of us,” Sherman-Palladino explained. “If she has a spare moment to run over [to the set] — even if for just a cameo — we would be totally game. And if it’s a last-minute thing, I would write her in and we would figure it out. That’s the way we left it.”
Sherman-Palladino also told TVLine that right now, there is no storyline for Sookie St. James in theGilmore Girls revival.
“[She] was a character we knew we could not count on in terms of story, because [Melissa] just simply wouldn’t have that sort of time to carve out for us,” Sherman-Palladino continued. “I would just be sobbing in a corner for six months. That would be my whole life. But if her people called me up and said she’s free on these particular days or would love to drop by and just be in one scene, we would put her right in.”
According to Melissa, Sookie’s absence from the Netflix revival which picks up in 2017 for a four 90-minute episodes — had less to do with scheduling conflicts and more to do with the fact no one asked her back.
Thanks for the invite, but sadly no one asked me or Sookie to come back to Stars Hollow. Wish them all the best!! https://t.co/II2Atug4wx
— Melissa McCarthy (@melissamccarthy) February 2, 2016