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Ryan Gosling Was Almost Cast in ‘Gilmore Girls’ — but Blew His First Audition

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Another Rory love interest? Gilmore Girls casting director Jami Rudofsky revealed over the weekend that none other than Ryan Gosling almost landed a role on the beloved series.

Rudofsky made the revelation during a panel at the show's first-ever Fan Fest in Washington Depot, Connecticut. She was joined by dialogue coach George Bell, costume supervisor Valerie Campbell, casting director Mara Casey, writer and producer Sheila Lawrence and consulting producer and writer Stan Zimmerman.

Related: PHOTOS: Gilmore Girls Cast: Then and Now

Rudofsky told fans that she brought the La La Land actor, 35, in to read a small part after working with him on an independent film. Unfortunately, he completely blew the audition. "I rolled my eyes because he was late, and he was blond," she recalled, via MTV.

Gosling got a second try and impressed Rudofsky. She called him "amazing," but the other producers didn't see his potential. "Everyone was like, ‘Really, Jami?'" she said on Friday.

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According to Rudofsky, the Oscar-nominated actor could have possibly been a high school football player in Stars Hollow.

Gilmore Girls ran for seven seasons from 2000 to 2007. Plenty of other stars made appearances on the series through the years, including New Girl's Max Greenfield, Chad Michael Murray, Adam Brody, Jane Lynch and Krysten Ritter.

Related: PHOTOS: Fictional TV Hometowns

Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life debuts on Netflix on November 25.

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