Melissa McCarthy revealed Thursday on Ellen that she will reprise her role as Sookie St. James in Netflix’s forthcoming Gilmore Girls revival.
“Literally about an hour and half ago we figured out that I’m gonna go back and do it and I am so excited. And they are gonna be amazing,” McCarthy said on the daytime show. “[Creator] Amy Sherman-Palladino is going to squeeze me in to do it and I’m very happy to go back to Stars Hollow. Oh my gosh, there’s me and Lauren [Graham]. I’m just really excited about that. So it just happened and I got asked a lot about it, and as of not even two hours ago, it’s happening.”
McCarthy starred on the series as Graham’s character Lorelai’s BFF for all seven seasons of the beloved family drama. However, questions immediately arose about whether she would be able to return for the four-part Netflix revival because of her busy film schedule, which includes The Boss, opening Friday, and the highly anticipated female Ghostbusters reboot.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter