Gilmore Girls’ Milo Ventimiglia reveals whether he’d be up for a second revival
Gilmore Girls star Milo Ventimiglia has told fans he doesn’t want a second revival for the series.
Gilmore Girls, the comedy-drama series about the relationship between a young mum Lorelai (Lauren Graham) and her daughter Rory (Alexis Bledel), aired for seven seasons from 2000-2007. Last year, the series returned for four more feature-length episodes courtesy of Netflix but left Rory’s story on a cliffhanger – leaving fans desperate for more.
Ventimiglia was speaking at London’s Heroes and Villains Convention during a panel for Gotham, in which he played Jason Lennon (aka The Ogre) for three episodes in 2015.
When asked about whether he would like to do another revival, Ventimiglia said: “When you go to a concert, right, the band leave the stage and you clap and they come back on for one more song. They leave again and you clap more and you want them back on… I don’t know if that’s how it works.
“I was excited to go back. It was a great time. I enjoyed my time. Jess was a fun character, but that was sixteen years in the past.”
He continued: “I think it was great, I’m very happy that the fans got those last little four episodes. And I think people should be happy that’s what they got. Beyond that, I kind of got a new gig – playing this guy called Jack [Pearson, in new NBC comedy This Is Us], which is a lot of fun.”
Ventimiglia played Rory’s love interest Jess Mariano through the main series, and returned to the mini-series revival to support his former flame during a difficult period of her life.
However, Ventimiglia was quick to dispel rumours that Rory could be pregnant with Jess’s baby, adding at the end of his response: “But it’s totally not Jess’s kid – just so you know – it’s not Jess’s kid.”