Together again! On Sunday, March 6, Melissa McCarthy had a mini Gilmore Girls reunion with her former costar Yanic Truesdale. The actor took to Instagram to share a sweet photo of the two having dinner and drinks over the weekend.
“Scotch, great meal and catching up with my old friend @melissamccarthy, can’t ask for more!” Truesdale (who played snooty French concierge Michel Gerard in the hit CW series) wrote alongside his selfie with the blockbuster comic star, 45.
Although the ’gram could appear to offer hope that McCarthy might potentially be reprising her role of Sookie St. James in the show’s Netflix reboot, Truesdale, 45, seemed to shut down any hope. “Don’t read anything into it guys,” he concluded his caption.
While fans had wished McCarthy would take part in the Gilmore Girls revival, she revealed in February why she wouldn’t be returning as Dragonfly Inn’s head chef.
“Thanks for the invite, but sadly no one asked me or Sookie to come back to Stars Hollow,” the Mike & Molly actress tweeted a fan who asked if she’d be joining the cast again. “Wish them all the best!!”
As previously reported, Netflix announced on January 29 that Lauren Graham (Lorelai Gilmore) and Alexis Bledel (Rory Gilmore) would be officially bringing their beloved characters back to life for four 90-minute episodes.
Though McCarthy claimed she never got a call to come back, show creator Amy Sherman-Palladino insists she’s tirelessly reached out to McCarthy’s team with no luck.
“She’s really f–king 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,” Sherman-Palladino told TVLine earlier this year.
“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,” she continued. “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.”
Since Gilmore Girls’ first installment ended after a seven-year run in 2007, McCarthy has gone on to find enormous success as a bona fide movie star thanks to leading roles in films such as Bridesmaids, Identity Thief, The Heat and Spy. She will also appear in the all-female Ghostbusters remake, which hits theaters this summer.
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