Interview: Lauren Graham on What She’d Tell Her High-School Self and the Future of ‘Gilmore Girls’ – Glamour.com

Following the news of Lauren being the keynote speaker at Langley High School, Lauren’s former high school mate and Editor in Chief of Glamour magazine, Cindi Leive asked her what she would have told her own high-school self and it “turns out her insights are required reading for people of every age.

I don’t think we even had a graduation speaker! Given that, what do you wish someone had said to you when you were about to graduate?

You don’t have to have done anything by now. There doesn’t have to be some sign that you’re destined for anything in particular. I remember feeling a huge amount of anxiety and worry and pressure. At that point, I was headed into acting school. That was 100 percent the only thing I thought I wanted to do. But then, I got through my first year of college and I was, like, humming and rolling around, pretending to be a lion [in acting classes at NYU] and visiting [our classmate] Charlie Gregg at Harvard, where he was actually learning things. So I changed my mind: I decided I actually wanted a different kind of education, and that was an incredibly freeing idea. [Lauren then transferred to Barnard College.] How could I possibly have known everything I was supposed to know about the way to conduct my life as a senior in high school? And on the other hand, I live with someone now [actor Peter Krause] who didn’t find an interest in being an actor until the very end of college. So my message is: There’s so much freedom left. There’s no ticking clock. It’s just not true.

Do you think that pressure is greater today? It’s the age of Zuckerberg and all these other people who do capital “G” great things and find their callings when they are 18.

Yes, I think there’s more pressure to stand out in a way that is measurable externally. The fame culture is definitely way worse and weirder than it was when we were in high school. You know, I always say we had Star Search and that was it. [Laughs.] Now, you can be a star in so many ways. But I am here to tell you, there’s nothing in people knowing you. There’s actually a loss in that! Really, the reward in life is genuinely the day of work you have. It’s not the name you’re making for yourself or the clicks and likes—it’s such an illusion.

Somehow this feels related: I threw my Fit Bit away. I wasn’t in better shape measuring everything than I was just feeling myself. Everything is much more externally driven now. And I wonder—I’m gonna try to talk about this in a secular way, but where’s the spirituality of just being a person? I think it contributes to this rise in bad manners and mean comments; people are being driven by seeking something that’s just designed to keep them seeking something. I’m not reducing people in this age to phone-addicted dum dums, but we have to remind ourselves to also study compassion and inner life as well.

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Article: Lauren on Why Lorelai’s Most Pivotal Moment Involved No Dialogue – awardsdaily.com

In this new interview with Awardsdaily.com, Lauren talks about returning to Lorelai Gilmore after 10 years, that pivotal moment, and why she’s actually more like Rory:

Strangely enough, Lorelai’s most emotional moment in the entire Netflix series involves no dialogue at all. During Stars Hollow: The Musical when she’s spurred by the song “Unbreakable,” she makes a bold decision: to pursue Cheryl Strayed’s Wild journey (book or movie?) and hike the Pacific Crest Trail.

“That song is genuinely moving. And she sees in this person, a loneliness, a vulnerability, and I think the song is about that being a fact of life, that it’s human to realize you’re not unbreakable and you’re not an island. In that moment, the real actor-y way to think about it is that she knows she has some growing up to do. She realizes she’s kept herself isolated in some way and hasn’t really given over to this person in her life, and so she’s going on a soul-searching mission and that connection to that song is what sends her forward.”

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TVLine Podcast: Lauren Graham Reflects on Gilmore Revival

As announced here a few weeks ago, Lauren is a guest on TVline’s Dream Emmy Nominee Q&A and you can now listen to the 37min conversation between her and Michael Ausiello!
She talked about the Gilmore Girls revival, her failed pilot “Linda from HR“, her guest role in the upcoming season of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and all of her writing projects (a bonus chapter for the paperback version of  “Talking As Fast As I Can“, available on October 3rd)

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Langley High School’s Graduation: Pictures and Videos

Lauren was the keynote speaker at Langley High School’s Graduation yesterday (her former High School)!

More pictures on our special page here: Langley High School’s Graduation – Pictures

Excerpts from her inspirational speech were also shared on Instagram:

More video from her speech on our other special page here: Langley High School’s Graduation – Videos

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Variety’s Actors on Actors Full Video

The full video of Lauren’s episode of Variety’s Actors on Actors with Constance Zimmer is finally here!
So grab a cup of coffee ☕️ (or tea) sit comfortably, and enjoy! 😁

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Video: Lauren Graham on Securing Her ‘Gilmore Girls’ Role: ‘I Just Felt Like it Was Mine’

In this clip from Lauren and Constance Zimmer’s episode of Variety Studio: Actors on Actors, Lauren compares finding the perfect role to falling in love and how she later realized how rare a connection like that to a role was:

Lauren’s episode of “Variety Studio: Actors on Actors” will air on June 13th 8pm on PBS SOCAL (more airing dates here)

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