For the major Gilmore Girls fans who have been stockpiling Pop-Tarts in anticipation of the confirmed Netflix revival, there's some unfortunate casting news. While all three generations of Gilmore girls are confirmed, plus major players like Scott Patterson, it looks like Lorelai will have no overlooked BFF. Melissa McCarthy, who is now a fancy-schmany movie star, tweeted that no one even bothered to talk to her about reprising her role as Sookie in the revival.
Cold. Or practical. Gilmore Girls mastermind Amy Sherman-Palladino told TVLine that scheduling with McCarthy "simply would've been impossible… 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." That better happen. The show would not be the same without the friend Lorelai treats like crap.
At least there are these supporting characters to look forward to.
Plus, Sherman-Palladino is trying to bring back Rory's old flames, though Rory herself is unattached at the moment. She's probably too busy being a doe-eyed journalist.