Where they lead, we will follow. And Scott Patterson, who played the lovable grump Luke Danes on “Gilmore Girls,” is well aware just how loyal fans of the hit seven-season series, which ended in 2007, are.
In fact, it’s because of all the die-hard Luke and Lorelai (Lauren Graham) shippers that Patterson is so insistent on a “Gilmore Girls” movie being made -- something he’s been quite vocal about since a podcast interview with the “Gilmore Guys" in May.
"There are talks going on at the moment," Patterson told the podcast of a possible “Gilmore Girls” film being made. "I can't really go into any detail, but there is some activity. So I'm hopeful, and you know, I'm in. I think it would be a big event, and I think it would be a great fan celebration. They deserve it."
When International Business Times caught up with Patterson at the 2015 ATX Television Festival in Austin, we couldn’t help but ask everyone’s favorite diner owner for an update on the potential film.
“I am not at liberty to divulge any details. And I think if I continue to talk about it then Warner Brothers is going to send a hit man after me, which is fine by me,” the actor dished to IBTimes before the anticipated “Gilmore Girls” reunion panel in celebration of the show’s 15th anniversary.
The 56-year-old actor added that he’s really hoping a “Gilmore Girls” movie gets made because he is “tired of the bulls---."
"It’s been eight years -- get it done, just get it done. These people are suffering,” he said of the fans who have been waiting nearly a decade for resolve. “They want a resolution. And it’s not a mystery what the film should be: It’s a wedding. It’s not complicated.”
For seven seasons, Luke and Lorelai gave fans the run around as they continuously coupled and broke up throughout the Amy Sherman-Palladino series. Their tumultuous relationship was due to many factors: wrong timing, the shocking reveal that Luke had a daughter and, of course, all of Lorelai’s ex-boyfriends. That’s when we decided to ask Patterson which one of Lorelai’s beaus his character's liked the least:
Was it Max (Scott Cohen), Rory’s (Alexis Bledel) English teacher at Chilton, Alex (Billy Burke), the business partner of Sookie’s (Melissa McCarthy) friend who loved coffee just as much as Lorelai, Jason (Chris Eigemen), Richard’s (Edward Herrmann) business partner or Christopher (David Sutcliff), Lorelai’s high school sweetheart and father of Rory?
So, which of Lorelai’s suitors did Patterson admit was he least favorite?
“Probably Christopher because we expressed our mutual hatred of one another,” he admitted to IBTimes. “It was a territorial thing between fellas. We had a pretty brutal fight in the town square so it would probably be him.”
But after a second thought, Patterson decided that he disliked all of Lorelai’s boyfriends. “Lets just say all of them. All of them! That’s my girl you’re messing with. I don’t care who it was,” he said with a laugh.
Although Patterson was crossing his fingers that a “Gilmore Girls” movie would address Luke and Lorelai’s current relationship, Sherman-Palladino revealed during the reunion panel on Saturday that fans shouldn’t hold their breath.
"I'm sorry, there's nothing in the works at the moment," she admitted, breaking the hearts fans everywhere. However, the creator did promise that if a “Gilmore Girls” movie was ever to happen, she promised that they’ll "do it correctly.”