'Gilmore Girls' Revival Scene Was Originally Totally Different
It's been out since Black Friday, but I guess I'll still have to alert you that there will be spoilers in this post -- just to be on the safe side.
Fans of "Gilmore Girls" have been waiting a long time to find out how Lorelai and Luke's love story wraps up and thankfully, it was wrapped up in a neat, adorable package on the final episode of Netflix's "Gilmore Girls: A Year In the Life."
Despite how adorable and magical the eloping scene was, it wasn't what creator Amy Sherman-Palladino and executive producer Daniel Palladino had originally intended.
The wedding was supposed to be crazy extravagant.
Maybe when Luke and Lorelai were discussing their mutual "flash mobs" that was a real idea?
Sherman-Palladino told TVLine,
The wedding was originally a much bigger deal. The wedding was a whole shebang. And then they took money away from us. Anything that has extras in it and costumes became a production nightmare. So we had to figure out how to make this wedding satisfying without doing 'The Big Wedding.'
Honestly? I think the small and intimate wedding would be a better payoff than a huge thing anyway.
The "Gilmore Girls" is a show with a slew of crazy characters, but it's really a story about Lorelai, Luke and Rory. Sherman-Palladino went on to say,
You can bitch and moan about monetary and budget restrictions, but sometimes working in a tight frame forces you to do things that you wouldn't normally have done that wind up actually being dramatically better. In paring all of the bells and whistles away, we get down to the crux of really what it is: It's Luke, Lorelai and Rory. And that made it intimate and gave it more feeling.
My only issue was that Sookie wasn't present.
Sherman-Palladino said it was never an option to cut the wedding entirely. Thank God, I would have died if they didn't actually get married.
We knew we had to get them married. There was no way we were getting out of this without getting them married. The fans have waited too long.