‘I Love That Emily’s So Sassy’

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THIS FRI­DAY, WE Fi­nally GET a GIL­MORE GIRLS UP­DATE AF­TER PA­TIENTLY WATCH­ING RE-RUNS FOR YEARS. NET­FLIX’S GIL­MORE GIRLS: a year IN THE LIFE IS THE UL­TI­MATE NOS­TAL­GIA HIT as LORE­LAI, RORY AND THE LE­GEND That IS EMILY GIL­MORE – Played By Kelly BISHOP – RE­TURN, AND IT’S EV­ERY­THING WE’D BEEN HOP­ING FOR. WE SAT DOWN WITH THE Ever-glam Kelly TO FIND OUT MORE… What’s it like to be back in Gil­more Girls? It’s heaven – just like com­ing home. Did you have any con­cerns about re­turn­ing to the show? No, I was pres­sur­ing Amy [Sher­man­pal­ladino, the show’s writer] for years to see if we could do a movie. My only prob­lem was film­ing in Cal­i­for­nia. Urgh! I pre­fer New York. Red car­pets and the celebrity stuff re­ally isn’t my cup of tea. What do you love most about play­ing Emily Gil­more? She’s just out­spo­ken – so sassy. I love to play her as aw­ful as pos­si­ble, but I some­how made her sym­pa­thetic be­cause peo­ple don’t hate me as much as I thought. Put it this way, you wouldn’t want her as a mother! Has her dif­fi­cult re­la­tion­ship with her daugh­ter Lore­lai mel­lowed? No, it’s just taken on a more ma­ture dys­func­tion. We have re­ally sweet mo­ments and then some aw­ful ones. But we know they’re fiercely loyal to each other. I would fight any­one who would hurt her – but then I’d fight with Lore­lai, of course. Your on-screen hus­band Richard (Ed­ward Her­rmann) passed away in 2014. Was it emo­tional be­ing with­out him on set? There was a real empti­ness with­out Ed. We were an­tic­i­pat­ing that, but it still felt bad. At the start of the new se­ries it’s six months af­ter Richard has died. Emily says in one scene: ‘We were mar­ried for 50 years – half of me is gone.’ Through­out the show she finds her way. We love Emily’s style. Do you have a fave? In all those years, I ac­tu­ally ended up only keep­ing a cou­ple of out­fits – I’m not that much of a thief! I bought the Emily Gil­more neck­lace be­cause she’s a rich woman and needed a state­ment piece of jew­ellery. I only wear it when I’m in char­ac­ter. I couldn’t, it’s Emily’s!

Gil­more Girls: A Year In The Life ar­rives on Net­flix this Fri­day, 25 Novem­ber

The girls are back! Older but any wiser?

Is there such a thing as a happy fam­ily Gil­more din­ner?

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