Welcome back Rory! Alexis Bledel has made her first late night TV stop since ‘Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life’ dropped on Netflix. Keep reading for what she told Jimmy Fallon Nov. 28 about the show’s controversial final four words.
So have you binged on The Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life yet? Well, what are you waiting for?! Rory Gilmore herself Alexis Bledel, 35, stopped by The Tonight Show to discuss the Netflix event for the first time since it dropped Nov. 25. She was tight-lipped on spoilers, but she did give us some details about how she reacted to learning the shocking final four words of the show!
Alexis revealed that she didn’t find out the big plot twist until they were prepping for GGYITL, saying that creator and show-runner Amy Sherman-Palladino, “told me and I was very shocked. She kept it to herself until the very end.” Amy has said in interviews that she came up with the final four words during season one of the show and that’s how she wanted to end the series. But she left before the show’s final season in 2007 and her vision never happened. Not only that, she never revealed the words to anyone on the cast or writer’s staff so obviously everyone was taken by surprise.
The blue-eyed beauty also shared with Jimmy Fallon who her four favorite characters on the show are outside of the main cast. “Cesar is awesome, he works at Luke’s and runs the place. He’s underrated and amazing,” Alexis dished with love. She also adored Rory’s neighbor and dance school teacher because the actresses who played them always brought so much tuneful magic behind the scenes. “Babette and Miss Patty, every time they would come to the set they would get together and sing show tunes. It was so raucous every time they were there. And Kirk as well,” she added about the quirky handyman who became a fan favorite. That’s definitely a solid and fun top three!
HollywoodLifers, what did you think of Alexis’ appearance on Jimmy Fallon? Have you watched the Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life yet?