It’s been 21 years since Gilmore Girls first premiered on October 5, 2000, and fans are still obsessed with Rory and Lorelai Gilmore.
To celebrate the show’s 20-year anniversary, Lauren Graham — who played Lorelai from 2000 to 2007 and again in 2016 for the four-part Netflix series Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life — took to social media in October 2020 to thank fans for their continued support over the years. “Your kindness and devotion to this show have brought me so much joy over the years. I’m so grateful, to say the least, and I love you all,” the actress wrote on Twitter.
Prior to the show’s major milestone, Lauren also said during a fan panel in May 2017 that she would “never get tired” of talking about the show. “I will never have a happier day at work as I had over the years on this show or is something that is a fit,” she said at the time, per The Hollywood Reporter. “It’s a person that I love and in a world that I believe in, with language that I’m thrilled by.”
Fans of the show were transported to Stars Hollow, Connecticut for seven seasons as they watched the mother-daughter relationship between Lorelai and Rory — played by Lauren and Alexis Bledel, respectively — unfold on screen. Along the way, viewers were introduced to the Gilmore girls’ friends and were glued to the edge of their seats as their romantic relationships came to life. Aside from Lauren and Alexis, the show also starred Scott Patterson, Keiko Agena, Jared Padalecki, Liza Weil, Matt Czuchry and Milo Ventimiglia, who all went on to have some pretty major acting careers after the iconic series came to an end. In November 2016, the entire cast reprised their roles for the Netflix revival Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, but fans want to know if there’s more episodes to come.
Lauren, for her part, always keeps the possibility open. “I put that window into all my new jobs just in case,” she said during a March 2021 appearance on SiriusXM. “And it’s not — I don’t want to start any new rumors — it’s not for any concrete reason.”
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