In a new and lengthy interview with Indiewire.com, Lauren talked about the perfect experience of the “Gilmore Girls” return, the famous pretzel scene and what’s next for her:
Graham isn’t making any definitive declarations, but it couldn’t be clearer that she’s satisfied with this as a stopping point, and that she’s looking toward other challenges from here. And she doesn’t mean another TV show. “I kind of got what I wanted out of this,” she explained, “out of being an actor, and now I’m actually just as interested in helping somebody else have that, whether through directing or producing.”
More than anything, however, it’s writing that seems to be Graham’s main passion these days. “It takes longer but it gives me a satisfaction that is still very new and refreshing. What’s satisfying to me has changed, so now I like to be part of the creative process, not just get a script and go do it.” She and her “Parenthood” co-star Mae Whitman are currently adapting Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan’s book “The Royal We,” and Graham’s first novel “Someday, Someday, Maybe” became a bestseller when it was published in 2013.
“I look at the success of ‘A Year in the Life’ and what it did for Netflix, and what I write as a screenwriter is in that same vein of happy romantic comedies. I’m really devoted to that genre as something we need — hopeful, smart stories of having some love — and the idea that it’s just for girls is ridiculous. Nobody really makes romantic comedies anymore, and I don’t get why. I just don’t like watching zombies kill each other. I see how much the new ‘Gilmore Girls’ has meant to the people who loved it, and I feel even more strongly that I want to be a part of things like that.”
Click here to read the full interview (you really should do it): Lauren Graham On Closure, Why ‘Gilmore Girls’ Got The Perfect Ending, and How She’s Writing The Next Chapter Of Her Life