It seems the upcoming Gilmore Girls Netlifx reboot will sadly have one very important character missing… Sookie St. James!
Just days after it was announced a revamp of the beloved mother-daughter dramedy was in the works, one of the show’s original stars, Melissa McCarthy, revealed she wasn’t asked to be a part of the new series.
Melissa (left) and Lauren (right) on Gilmore Girls in 2004. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
In response to a fan urging the 45-year-old actress to return to Stars Hollow — the fictional Connecticut town where main characters Lorelai and Rory Gilmore (played by Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel, respectively) live — Melissa tweeted, “Thanks for the invite, but sadly no one asked me or Sookie to come back to Stars Hollow. Wish them all the best!”
Melissa previously portrayed Sookie, a professional chef and Lorelai’s best friend, in 153 episodes throughout the hit show’s seven seasons, which aired from 2000 to 2007. The series’ Netflix revamp, tentatively titled Gilmore Girls: Seasons, will reportedly consist of four 90-minute episodes.
Click through the gallery below to see the original Gilmore Girls cast then and now!
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