Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life is set to premiere on Netflix on November 25th, and I expect that you, dear readers, are really only unaware of this if you’ve been living under a rock for the last few months. As the date approaches, bits and pieces continue to trickle out of Hollywood to delight us. This weekend’s fan fest in Connecticut delivered a doozy: Ryan Gosling was nearly cast in our beloved show.
Alongside this week’s latest release of photos that have been thoroughly dissected by the internet, the fan fest this weekend brought together members of the cast and crew with fans from around the country. Hep Alien was there. Gypsy had some hot gossip. But by far, the best bit of news to come out was from Jami Rudofsky, the show’s casting director.
According to Vulture, a fan asked Rudofsky if she had any experiences on the show that felt like the “one that got away” in terms of casting. She responded with a sweet story about a handsome young actor who she had met while casting an independent film prior to Gilmore Girls. The actor was late to audition and stereotypical in ways that made her roll her eyes until she realized he was simply auditioning in character. She later brought him in to audition for a small role on Gilmore Girls–a football player–but his audition felt flat to everyone else in the room. She laughed at herself because her colleagues had basically looked at her and said, “Really, Jami?”
That young, blonde, late actor? Ryan Gosling. That’s right, for all we know we could be arguing over whether we were Team Jess or Team Ryan right this second instead of any of the other teams! (But really, who is going to pick anyone over Ryan Gosling? Even Rory couldn’t be so silly as to pass that up.)
Another gem from the fan fest was that the cast and crew who were present was actually all about Rory’s love life. They were mostly Team Jess at this late stage. And while they are all finished with shooting and know what happens in the upcoming special, we will all have to wait a few more weeks for the next chapter in the lives of the Gilmore girls.
Will you be sure to check out Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life on November 25th on Netflix? What are you most hoping to see? Dish below in comments.