Article: Amy Sherman-Palladino and Lauren Graham look back on Gilmore Girls 15 years later – EW.com

Gilmore Girls pilot first aired fifteen years ago today (Oct.5, 2000). To celebrate the show’s 15th anniversary, Entertainement Weekly caught up with Lauren and Amy Sherman-Palladino to reflect on the pilot and look ahead to what Rory and Lorelai’s relationship would be like now.

Lauren / Amy

FINDING THE PERFECT LORELAI
When it came to her audition, Graham couldn’t quite put her finger on which scenes she read — it was most likely the opening scene, and possibly the scene in which she confronts Rory about wanting to ditch Chilton for Dean (Jared Padalecki), the new boy in town — but right from the start, Graham felt a “connection” to the role. However she was still attached to another project.

LAUREN GRAHAM: [Reading through the script] felt like two things: One, the idea of someone else doing it made me really mad [Laughs]. It’s just a spark, you read something and you’re like, “Whoa.” I started playing the character from like page one and sometimes it’s not that seamless. I felt like I knew what the writer meant, you know? It was a connection. I just really connected to the material. Also it didn’t sound like anything else. I was kind of at a weird in-between time when I was reading comedies and dramas and this was a tone that I thought was just really unusual and that attracted me to [Gilmore Girls].

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