Dreams do come true in Stars Hollow! The Gilmore Girls revival will finally reveal the four last words that creator Amy Sherman-Palladino has long teased about, Us Weekly can confirm.
“I know them because I read the script!” cast member Yanic Truesdale (Michel) tells Us. “I always felt it was intriguing, like everyone else. I was like, ‘How does she know the last four words?’ But when I read it, I was like, ‘Oh, OK. That makes sense.’ I can see now why she knew that that would be said.”
Truesdale, 46, will reprise his role as snobby French concierge Michel Gerald on the Netflix series. His often rude yet downright humorous character often complained while helping Lorelai (Lauren Graham) out at the Dragonfly Inn.
As previously reported, Sherman-Palladino always knew what she wanted the last words to be in the beloved series. Unfortunately, she never got the chance to share with fans because she left after season 6 due to a contract dispute in 2006. The series was abruptly canceled after season 7.
Sherman-Palladino briefly opened up about the phrase while reuniting with the cast at the ATX Television Festival in Austin, Texas, in June. “I’m holding onto it still ‘cause in my mind, I don’t know, who knows…” she said at the time. Seven months later, the reboot was a go. Click here to see behind-the-scenes pics of the cast.
According to Truesdale, the reunion was eye-opening for the former costars. Even more, he suggested that a reboot was talked about prior to the event. “I still see Lauren, I still see Melissa [McCarthy] and Kelly [Bishop], because we’re friends, but other than that, I don’t really see the other actors. It was the first time for us to be all together and also to reconnect with the fans in a huge way,” he says. “They had to change venues three times and people flew from Australia, from Brazil for the panels, so it was a big deal. We had to check in at the hotel by the kitchen by the back because people were camping in front. And everyone in the room was 20! I mean, we were like, ‘Oh, my God, this is like a whole new generation!'”
He adds, “I think it reinforces how strong the show still is and how much the audience is still very much growing, and new generations are discovering the show. I think whatever was in the works then, I’m sure it kind of solidified the process.”
Indeed, fans went nuts when it was confirmed in January that the gang was getting back together. They returned to the Warner Bros. lot in L.A. that month to begin shooting the four 90-minute episodes.
“There is a surreal element to it because it’s a place where we haven’t been in a long time, and even though it has been a while, the show has never really left us. There is not a day that I walk on the street anywhere in the world [where] I don’t have people coming up to me and talking about Michel and the show and this and that,” Truesdale explains to Us.
“It’s like meeting a former best friend that moved away, and that you finally meet after six or seven years, and you’re catching up, and you’re kind of all nervous, but it feels comfortable, but you’re kind of getting used to each other, and you have changed and they have changed,” he continues. “After the first day of shooting, I just looked at Lauren, and I looked at Amy, and I said, ‘It feels like we never stopped.'”
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