Melissa McCarthy Says She Probably Won't Join 'Gilmore Girls' Reboot – But She'll Definitely Be Watching!

Melissa McCarthy says it may have been her busy schedule that kept officials from asking her to join the Gilmore Girls reboot


Melissa McCarthy may not appear in Netflix’s Gilmore Girls revival, but she’ll definitely be watching!

In an interview with E!, The Boss star revealed that Sookie St. James won’t return to Stars Hollow for the reboot – as far as she knows.

“I don’t think I am,” McCarthy, 45, said. “I didn’t actually get asked to do it. But I think they thought I was busy, and then by the time it did come up, then I actually was.”

In February, McCarthy broke the unfortunate news on Twitter, replying to a fan who begged the star to return to her seven-year role as the eccentric chef.

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

Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladino told TV Line in February that Sookie was left out of story lines due to McCarthy’s busy schedule.

However, Sherman-Palladino said that if McCarthy even has an afternoon free, she’d write in a scene for her.

“Melissa was one of us,” she said. “If she has a spare moment to run over [to the set] – even if just for 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.”

McCarthy does miss her time with the Stars Hollow crew, though, she said.

“I want to cook again. I want to put salt and then stir,” she told E! “That was seven years of my life and it was really great. I was proud of that show.”

Still, McCarthy said she plans to tune in when the reboot – an untitled, four-part miniseries – premieres.

“I’m actually thrilled that it’s happening,” she told E! “I loved that show, and I think the fans for that show are super loyal and great and I will watch every single one of them.”

While fans may not see Sookie return (we’re keeping our fingers crossed), a slew of original stars will be back, including Alexis Bledel, Lauren Graham, Scott Patterson, Jared Padalecki and more.

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