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Lauren Graham – aka Lorelai Gilmore – opens up about finding love with co-star

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She’s famed for her role as fast-talking Lorelai Gilmore on the Gilmore Girls, and Lauren Graham, 49, was recently propelled back into the spotlight after Netflix aired four special reunion episodes of the hit mother-daughter show.

Now, in a brand-new interview with Good Housekeeping, the Gilmore Girls: Day in the Life star has opened up about finding love with her co-star… and the important life lesson it has taught her.


Read more: Read the first page of the Gilmore Girls: A Day In The Life's script


Peter Krause, whom Graham met on the set of Parenthood, played her brother for five years in the hit 2010 TV series. But, away from the cameras, their relationship was very different.

“We couldn’t stop talking. Not about ourselves, but about the world and books and family,” Graham explained, when asked about her relationship with the 51-year-old actor (who you may recognise from Six Feet Under).

“Once we got together, there was no game play. It was like, You like me, and I like you.”

Lauren Graham and Peter Krause

Lauren Graham and Peter Krause

Graham went on to explain that her and Krause’s relationship taught her a lot about herself. But, most importantly, it opened her eyes to one very essential life lesson.

“It gave me an understanding of life,” she said. “This is how things happen, and it’s completely random.”


Read more: A cast member has confirmed this Gilmore Girls fan theory


While Parenthood is, undoubtedly, almost as popular as the Gilmore Girls, it has yet to be confirmed whether or not Netflix will be reuniting the cast for a revival series anytime soon.

And, when asked at a press event about the likelihood of this changing, Graham kept things as honest as possible.

“That’s a tricky one,” she explained. “Just as many people say to me, ‘please don’t [revive it], we loved how it ended.’ Now we’re in such a different world where we’re so much more in touch with our fans that you hear these things, so I don’t know. I kinda think we left that one where it needed to be.

“But, if they asked, I’ll do it!”

Meanwhile, Graham has also hinted that there may be even more Gilmore Girls episodes to come following the success of A Year in the Life (which is still available on Netflix, if you haven’t seen it already).

Speaking to the Metro, she said: “I love the Gilmore Girls so much that I would just want to do what’s best for the show. I think what we’ve done was such a great piece, this mini-series to me was incredibly gratifying.”


Read more: The 18 incredible Gilmore Girls life lessons


She went on to add that the show’s creator Amy Sherman-Palladino always had ‘the Sherlock model in mind’ for the series – and added that another revival series would be possible, if it was able to reveal an interesting new side to Lorelai and Rory’s stories.

 

Graham said: “Some years it’s three, some years it’s one, some years they go back in time. So perhaps we need to go back in time? I don’t know, it’s hard to say.”

It would be interesting to see a prequel based upon Lorelai’s younger years – particularly as the badass teenage mum headed out on her own following Rory’s birth, bagged herself a job, and worked as hard as possible to support her baby girl.

Now that would be a serious #girlpower series…

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