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It Appears Melissa McCarthy Actually Was Asked To Return To "Gilmore Girls"

The actor behind Sookie says she was never asked to return, but creator Amy Sherman-Palladino says that if she can be available, she "would write her in and figure it out."

Posted on February 2, 2016, at 5:02 p.m. ET

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Melissa McCarthy tweeted on Tuesday that she wasn’t asked to be a part of the Gilmore Girls revival.

Thanks for the invite, but sadly no one asked me or Sookie to come back to Stars Hollow. Wish them all the best!!

Needless to say, fans were livid.


@katyjjo @melissamccarthy sobbing in a corner. Sookie is the heart of Stars Hollow :(

Drama in Stars Hollow. The love of Sookie will be a huge hole in the new season.

WHAT! Now I'm a little mad. Seriously Palladino/Netflix. Sookie is the best.

But show creator Amy Sherman-Palladino told TVLine in an interview posted on Monday — before McCarthy's tweet — that she did not write Sookie into the reboot in a major plotline because McCarthy "just simply wouldn’t have that sort of time."

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"It simply would've been impossible. Planning around her crazypants schedule and her movies and her this and her that and Ghostbusters… I would just be sobbing in a corner for six months. That would be my whole life."

However, she suggests in that interview that she had asked about McCarthy’s availability, saying, "If she has a spare moment to run over, we would be totally game."

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"[T]he thing I have said [to her team] is, 'Look, if Melissa is available and has an afternoon free, I'll write her a scene,'" she said. It's unclear whether Sherman-Palladino had asked if McCarthy would make herself available for a recurring role again. "Melissa was one of us. If she has a spare moment to run over [to the set] — even if for just a cameo — we would be totally game. And if it's a last-minute thing, I would write her in and we would figure it out. That's the way we left it."

BuzzFeed News has reached out to Melissa McCarthy and Warner Bros. for a comment.

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