Many loyal fans of the hit series “Gilmore Girls” were sad when they learned that Melissa McCarthy will not reprise her role in the Netflix reboot given the actress’ full schedule. However, McCarthy recently posted a message on social media to clarify her non-appearance in the upcoming reboot.
McCarthy took to Twitter on Wednesday, Feb. 3, to tell her fans that her absence from the “Gilmore Girls” reboot was not really about conflicts in schedule, Entertainment Weekly reported. The actress has revealed that no one asked her to come back to the show.
“Thanks for the invite, but sadly no one asked me or Sookie to come back to Stars Hollow. Wish them all the best!!” McCarthy wrote as a response to a Twitter fan who asked if she can come back to the show.
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
The actress portrayed the character Sookie St. James in the original “Gilmore Girls” that ran for seven seasons from 2000 until 2007. McCarthy’s character was a professional chef and best friend of Lorelai Gilmore, one of the main characters of the series. Lauren Graham, who portrayed the character Lorelai, is set to reprise her role in the Netflix reboot, along with Alexis Bledel who will revisit her character Rory, Lorelai’s daughter.
The actress’ Twitter response confused fans since “Gilmore Girls” creator Amy Sherman-Palladino shared in a recent TVLine interview that they were unable to have McCarthy join the reboot given her busy schedule. “She’s really f------ busy. But 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. 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 stated.
She added that the character Sookie was not written into the “Gilmore Girls” reboot story since they found it “impossible” to plan filming around McCarthy’s “crazypants schedule.” However, Sherman-Palladino added that they were open to writing McCarthy’s character in a scene or the reboot, in case the actress’ schedule will allow it.
The Netflix reboot of the “Gilmore Girls” will feature four 90-minute long episodes. Filming activities has already started as of Tuesday, Feb 2.