Read here 10 unknown fun facts about “Gilmore Girls”, according to glamour.com.
1. Melissa McCarthy was almost never on the show. The role of Sookie St. James was supposed to be played by Family Guy’s Alex Borstein, but she couldn’t make it work because of scheduling and contracts.
2. Before Gilmore Girls, Bledel was a student at NYU. She was modeling part-time when she decided to audition for the show.
3. Stars Hollow is a real place! It’s based on Washington Depot, Connecticut—where Amy Sherman-Palladino and her husband, Dan, once vacationed.
4. Scott Patterson—a.k.a. Luke—wasn’t an actor either. He played Minor League baseball for the New York Yankees, Atlanta Braves, and Texas Rangers.
5. Luke’s character was originally supposed to be a woman named Daisy. But the network felt the show needed some more testosterone.
6. There almost was a spin-off with Rory was considered after season seven. Graham discussed the possibility of producing a show about Rory, but eventually it was decided to be too complicated.
7. Luke and Lorelai were almost never a thing. Luke became a series regular only when everyone realized his crazy chemistry with Lorelai.
8. Alexis Blendel doesn’t like coffee. That mug was filled with soda the whole time.
9. All that fast-talking made scripts super long. Every script was around 70 to 80 pages; a typical one-hour show is only 60 pages.
10. Liza Weil originally auditioned for Rory. But after meeting her, Sherman-Palladino and the show’s producers decided to write the role of Paris specifically for her.
11. There’s a Gilmore Girls-Hunger Games connection! Danny Strong, who plays Paris’ boyfriend Doyle McMaster, is a cowriter for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Parts 1 and 2.
12. There’s a Gilmore Girls-Orange Is the New Black connection. OITNB showrunner Jenji Kohan was a producer on the first 12 episodes of Gilmore Girls.