Exclusive: Lauren Graham on Gilmore Girls


If you’re a big fan of “Gilmore Girls,” then you’re probably going to be really bummed to know that this could be the last season of The CW’s hit show. As of now, it is unclear as to what’s going to take place, but while promoting her new film, Because I Said So, Lauren Graham talked to ComingSoon.net exclusively about the future of the seven-year series.

“I don’t know [if this will be the last season] because it has been expressed to me that they would like another season, but then there’s nothing that’s happened toward that. I’m not sure. I don’t know what would make my decision clearer,” Graham told us. “There’s so many elements and I’m not sure where to get started. I mean if I was 100% convinced that I would like to do another season I guess I could say that, but I don’t know if I feel that way. I think Alexis [Bledel] feels mixed as well.”

What is clear, is that Graham is ready for other projects and a lighter schedule.

“It’s just such a strange thing because there’s so few times as an actor where you have structure and a job that you can feel proud of. There’s plenty of reasons to continue and I guess it’s kind of a luxury problem, but it is a very difficult schedule and I’d almost rather do something where I’m not the lead. It becomes a life issue a little bit,” she confessed.

“You feel bad as an actor thinking about your life when there are so many unemployed actors are out there. It’s like you’re life, who cares. You have a job. It’s a struggle. It’s a hard thing to know what the right thing to do is. This has been an exceptionally difficult experience. Most one hour shows are more ensemble. You don’t work quite so much. For years and years and years of this, it takes a toll. It’s fun to think about other projects and other things that could happen, but you don’t know. It’s just a really strange time and I’m not sure what will make it clearer.”

So what about us dedicated fans and will we be satisfied with the way the show could wrap up this year?

“I don’t know. I think in general when someone is a fan of something they kind of want it to continue. We seem to have a really core group of loyal fans which is just interesting to me. Even when ‘American Idol’ is on, our numbers are still about the same. So that means people really stick with the show and I do feel a responsibility to that. Was anyone happy with the end of ‘Sex and the City’? I would rather leave people feeling like ‘I wish that they would have continued’ than leave people feeling like, ‘wow they really did it beyond when the time was.'”

If this is the season finale, Graham said she’d be alright with where the story ends.

“If you took all the other elements away like money and job security and stuff like that, Alexis’ character is about to graduate from college. That to me seems to be the place to end it because then what? Then she moves back to town. That seems perfect, you know. It makes sense and that would be an event and then you sort of see that character goes off and does whatever she’s going to do. I don’t know. It’s very weird.”

While it is uncertain as to what’s going to happen with the show, viewers can look forward to a few more new episodes. Universal Pictures’ Because I Said So opens in theaters on February 2.