Who will be the lucky guy? Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life is nearing its November 25 launch, and stars Alexis Bledel (Rory Gilmore) and Lauren Graham (Lorelai Gilmore) open up in the new issue of Us Weekly about what fans can expect from the Netflix reboot.
Bledel, 34, tells Us that viewers will find out where Rory stands with each of her three main paramours from the beloved series that signed off in May 2007 after seven seasons. Indeed, much debate continues to percolate among fans regarding whether she is best matched with hometown hunk Dean Forester (Jared Padalecki), erudite bad boy Jess Mariano (Milo Ventimiglia) or Yale alum Logan Huntzberger (Matt Czuchry).
“It think there is satisfying closure for any fans of any of the three couples that tend to get some attention,” Bledel says. “But they’re very different interactions. I would say each one of them [gets] closure in a different way.”
The four 90-minute episodes, each focused on one of the four seasons, will also update viewers on the former Yale Daily News editor’s career ups and downs over the years. Bledel says that Rory’s reporter lifestyle has meant she frequently travels, “crashing on couches and staying with friends” instead of “planting roots anywhere.”
“She has been working hard, as she does,” the Post Grad actress points out. “She started her work as a journalist at the same time that newspapers were going away. Her field changed dramatically as she was just kind of getting up and running. So that’s where we pick up with her.”
“It’s real time, so it’s been about eight years that she’s been living a bit of a vagabond lifestyle, kind of chasing each story that she becomes passionate about and wants to tell,” Bledel continues.
As for Rory’s mom, Graham tells Us that Lorelai will still be coping with the death of her beloved father, Richard Gilmore (the late Edward Herrmann), and the loss spurs the hospitality maven to start a new chapter in her life.
“I would say not much has changed [for Lorelai in the reboot], which is kind of where we start our story because she’s maybe had a case of slight arrested development, and something about losing her dad is going to propel her forward,” the Parenthood alum, 49, says. “But in most ways, in all the ways I loved the character, it’s the same.”
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life premieres on Netflix Friday, November 25.