The Dragonfly Inn will be missing its head chef when Netflix’s Gilmore Girls reboot debuts. Melissa McCarthy confirmed yet again that she will not be reprising her role as Sookie St. James while promoting her new movie The Boss this week.
“I am thrilled that they are doing it. I am not doing it,” McCarthy, 45, told Entertainment Tonight on Wednesday, March 16. “I will watch it. I am excited to see it.”
Last month, the Ghostbusters actress, now a blockbuster comic star who commands millions per movie, revealed via Twitter that she wasn’t asked to join the four 90-minute episode limited series. Meanwhile, the majority of the cast — including Lauren Graham (Lorelai Gilmore), Alexis Bledel (Rory Gilmore), Jared Padalecki (Dean Forester), Milo Ventimiglia (Jess Mariano) and Matt Czuchry (Logan Huntzberger) — have all signed on.
“Thanks for the invite, but sadly no one asked me or Sookie to come back to Stars Hollow,” she tweeted on February 2. “Wish them all the best!!” McCarthy’s comments were in response to creator Amy Sherman-Palladino, who claimed that she reached out to McCarthy to participate, but her busy work schedule got in the way.
“I think they thought I was busy, and then by the time it did come up, then I actually was,” McCarthy further explained to E! News on Wednesday. “I’m actually thrilled that it’s happening. I loved that show, and I think the fans for that show are super loyal and great, and I will watch every single one of them.”
She joked of her bubbly character: “I want to cook again. I want to put salt and then stir. That was seven years of my life and it was really great. I was proud of that show.”
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