Melissa McCarthy: I Haven't Been Asked Back for 'Gilmore Girls' Revival

The Oscar nominee played Sookie on the family drama for all seven seasons.
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Gilmore Girls are still riding high after Netflix (finally) confirmed a revival series with the show's original creator and stars. However, it's not all good news in Stars Hollow.

Melissa McCarthy, who played Sookie St. James on the family drama for seven seasons, tweeted on Tuesday that she has not been asked to appear in the revival series despite a recent report to the contrary.

In an interview with TVLine on Monday, creator Amy Sherman-Palladino said that she had put in a request for the actress to return with McCarthy's camp. "The thing I have said [to her team] is, ‘Look, if Melissa is available and has an afternoon free, I’ll write her a scene. Melissa was one of us. If she has a spare moment to run over [to the set] — even if for just a cameo — we would be totally game. And if it’s a last-minute thing, I would write her in and we would figure it out."

However, Sherman-Palladino was unsure about whether McCarthy would have time to pay a visit to Stars Hollow and rightfully so. The actress just wrapped the sixth and final season of Mike & Molly and is getting to host Saturday Night Live on Feb. 13. She also will be busy promoting her upcoming films The Boss, due out in April, and the highly anticipated Ghostbusters reboot set to hit theaters this summer.

Confirmed returning Gilmore Girls castmembers include Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Scott Patterson, Kelly Bishop, Sean Gunn, Keiko Agena and Yanic Truesdale. There is no premiere date set for the revival, which started production Tuesday.

 

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