Scott Patterson Admits He Had a Hard Time Reconnecting to His Gilmore Girls Character
Fair warning: If you haven’t binge-watched Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life all the way through yet, read no further. We repeat: DO NOT READ ANY FURTHER. Major spoilers are ahead, and we can’t be held responsible for anything you take in beyond this point.
Following the show’s Thanksgiving Day release, Scott Patterson, AKA Lorelai’s new hub, took some time out to catch up with ET, and the actor had some thoughts about how the show, particularly its last episode, went down.
“I think being married to that girl is going to be a really good thing,” he says of Lorelai. “Pretty good, pretty good, yeah. And the way we did it was pretty clever I thought. I think it was the most personal way to do it and it had the most dramatic impact.”
And that’s not all. Despite fertility issues the couple faces in the show’s first episode, Scott is holding out for more little Rorys. “We’re going to have a lot of babies!” he said.
But despite how optimistic Scott is now that everything has seemingly worked out for the couple, he admits that he had a tough time reconnecting to his character. “I thought it was instantly going to kick back in, and it didn’t,” he said. “I just didn’t feel like the guy.”
So how did he cope? He took a stroll around good ol’ Stars Hollow, of course!
“I asked Amy if I could take a walk around Stars Hollow and sort of get the old scent back,” he said. “It took about 10 minutes and tried to relive some things.”
It must have done the trick, cause Scott says when he walked back into the diner, “all of a sudden it clicked in.”
Now. How many days to go before season two?
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(h/t ET, photos via Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty + Netflix)