At this point, "Gilmore Girls" fans are counting down the days until the beloved series hits Netflix.Sadly, we still have half the month of September left.And was the chemistry with co-star Lauren Graham just for the cameras or was something brewing behind the scenes as well? Scott: Well, I would run into Lauren once in a while out at restaurants or whatever. Milo [Ventimiglia] and I both ride motorcycles, so we went out to Malibu. I had three auditions that day, and this was the second one. I had been auditioning for a couple years and not getting the role, but the feedback was always, "He’s so good! " It’s like when you don’t care anymore, you’re just going to get me [at my most real]. I’m late for this other [audition], I’ll probably get a ticket [outside], so can I get out of here, please? I have another audition, I have to get out of here! " I said, "No, what do you mean, there’s another scene? " I said, "Alright, I’ll go do it," because I didn’t care anymore. I went outside, looked at it, came back in, did it, and then said, "OK, can I go now? When we got canceled, I was on Canada on a movie set. I mean, there is to a certain extent, but I can’t go into detail. So I went to the fancy dinner across from the hotel at the fancy French restaurant in my sweats! We had a drink first and sat down and got to know each other. I wore a thermal shirt, blue top, kind of just loose, whatever. The pilot script was so good; they were going to offer it to stars, so what was I wasting my time for? " I looked at my sides, and the other scene said "Duke." I said, "There’s a typo! " They said, "Sorry, our bad, can you go prepare the scene right now and come back and go do it? You think that was difficult on us, what about the wardrobe team? We were all more appreciative because we knew we were there a limited period of time. It was going to be three-and-a-half months, and there was a chance this would be it and there wouldn’t be anymore after this. They know these characters so well, and I don’t want to give anything away, but I don’t know that there’s necessarily any real resolution in these four [episodes]. Scott: I came into Canada, and the airline had lost my luggage. I always wore…well, for that, I wore a pair of baggy, brown denim pants with a black belt with a silver buckle, but kind of worn and distressed. So, in the morning you’re doing winter and spring, and in the afternoon you’re doing fall and [summer]. I think there’s plenty of room for more, and yes, I would love to do more. There’s just…you’re dealing with Amy and Dan Palladino—the possibilities are endless.
From Alexis Bledel's actual coffee intake to the creators' original plans for Luke Danes (Scott Patterson), here are 12 facts about "Gilmore Girls" that might surprise you.
And what was his relationship with sparring partner Lauren Graham really like? What was your reaction to hearing that the show was ending? And I think I was probably a little relieved, and disappointed at the same time. I also have a holding deal, which means that [Warner Bros.] is looking to place me in another series as we speak. And it was less work - I'm not qualifying that either way, whether it was good or bad. Was it bittersweet that Amy wasn't there at the end? But also, less is more, because it leaves in the audience's imagination where it could go, and that's really good writing. And I know fans are a little upset because they feel unsatisfied. Do you feel like you were cheated out of saying a formal good-bye to the cast and crew since the decision came down after you were done filming? But in Hollywood, when you're trying to make the best deal you can, unfortunately, that type of thing is going to happen from time-to-time. They chose a certain tactic and they stuck to their guns, which is admirable. I have a big singing audition for him tomorrow in full wardrobe. This is the upside of Gilmore ending, because now a whole new world is opening up and it's really thrilling.
So many things went through me when I heard the news. I know a lot of people were very optimistic, but I wasn't one of them. Patterson: To continue to do something like that there has to be a real passion for it. The mood on the set was that it had run its course. They feel like they hung in there for so long and didn't get the full monty, so to speak. I haven't talked to either Lauren or Alexis about the situation, but I guess they just felt like the deal just wasn't good enough for them.
"I flipped open my cell phone and saw there were, like, 15 messages. Was the vibe on the set different this year with [series creator] Amy [Sherman-Palladino] gone? Lauren was a producer this year, and there was a little more leeway in how things were shaped. That's the most important thing that I took away from this: my friendship with Amy. Like I told her on the phone, "Not only would I hide a body for you, I would chop one up as well." Were you satisfied with the way the Luke and Lorelai story was wrapped up?
I was like, " Ooooh, that's either really good or really bad." For fans of Patterson's gruff-but-lovable Luke Danes, it was most certainly the latter. How does he feel about bidding Stars Hollow adieu after seven years? The actors had more input than in the previous six years. I always loved it when she directed an episode, or when she visited the set. Patterson: No, I wasn't, because there was still a lot of life left in it. Darren Lynn Bousman is directing it, and he's just amazing.