Melissa McCarthy on 'Gilmore Girls' Revival: "People Will Be Really Happy"
Going back to set made the star "so sentimental."
Melissa McCarthy really missed Gilmore Girls.
The actress, who played chef Sookie St. James on all seven seasons of the family drama, starring opposite Lauren Graham as the best friend of her character Lorelai, tells Pret-a-Reporter that now that she's back filming, she's filled with emotions.
"I got so sentimental going back to those sets and seeing everybody," she says, standing outside the entrance to Hyde Sunset Kitchen + Cocktails on Tuesday night at Elle's Women in Comedy stand-up event, where the mag debuted four covers featuring McCarthy and her Ghostbusters co-stars. "It was really amazing how quickly we all fell back into it."
Earlier in the day, costume supervisor Brenda Maben posted a photo on Instagram that showed McCarthy with a purple bandana in her hair, smiling on set. But it appears that Maben's account has now been set to private. (E! still has the image here.)
Asked to elaborate on the direction of the Netflix revival, titled Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, McCarthy had this to say: "People will be really happy with the scripts. I'm back doing chefery and that's probably all I'm supposed to say. I don't want to give anything away."
Other than her emotions. "Now was the perfect time to do it. I realized that it had been long enough, and when I went back, I was like, 'Awww.' I really, really missed everybody and really missed those characters."
So do we.
Netflix has yet to schedule a release date for the new series, but you can catch McCarthy alongside Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones when Ghostbusters hits the big screen on July 15.