“Everyone wants to know if you, over the years of working with Lauren, have had a crush on her, at any given point in working together,” Strecker inquired on Wednesday, November 30.
“Hell yes!” Patterson, 58, replied, laughing. “How can you not?”
The former baseball player and Graham, 49, played Luke Danes and Lorelai Gilmore, respectively, on the beloved series, which ran for seven seasons beginning in 2000. Luke was in love with Lorelai for years — and always satisfied her need for coffee. They dated on and off, and finally ended up together in the season 7 finale.
“We didn’t know it was the end of the series,” Patterson recalled of the cancellation. “I got the call in Toronto on a film set that summer that the show was canceled.”
The actor was emotional about the decision but wasn’t “terribly surprised” by it. “I did cry,” he added. “I don’t know if I really felt that bad. … I think some people were getting artistically bankrupt. Like, ‘Let’s move on.'”
Still, the cast was thrilled when Netflix and creator Amy Sherman-Palladino joined forces for the revival Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, which dropped on Black Friday. In the “Fall” episode, Luke and Lorelai finally tied the knot.
“We’re going to have a lot of babies!” Patterson recently told Entertainment Tonight of the TV couple’s future. “I think being married to that girl is going to be a really good thing.”