While there were plenty of stars you totally forgot appeared on Gilmore Girls, there’s one mega-celeb that didn’t quite make the cut: Ryan. F-ing. Gosling.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 19: Ryan Gosling attends the 'The Nice Guys' UK Premiere at Odeon Leicester Square on May 19, 2016 in London, England.

Though he was thisclose to a small role on the series, casting director Jami Rudofsky recently shared during a fan festival that former Goosebumps star Ryan Gosling did the unthinkable and totally flopped on an audition for a minor part on the show!

We know what you’re thinking: impossible, right? How could the guy who’s already generating Oscar buzz for his upcoming role in La La Land bomb on GG?

Welp, according to Jami (who, after being unimpressed with his tardiness and hair color on a previous audition was blown away by his acting chops), he came in and just.. “fell flat.”

OMFG! Our hearts are literally breaking with the thought of what might have been. Can you even imagine the “Hey Gilmore Girl” spoofs that might have ensued? This is almost too much for us to bear.


Though Jami insinuates it would have been unlikely that he would have become Rory’s “one that got away,” as the part was just for a small role as a football player, we can’t help but wonder… what if? WHAT IF?!

Jami, for her part, regrets the oversight, calling him her own “one that got away.”

And as for Ryan? We think he’s probably doing just fine, in spite of it.

Are you bummed Ryan got the GG axe? Share with us @BritandCo.

(h/t Bustle, photos via The WB, Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty)