Arguably every Gilmore Girls fan has seen the Netflix revival A Year in the Life since its release on Nov. 25, but there’s one important person that still hasn’t watched the beloved Stars Hollow residents reunite: Lauren Graham!
The actress that brings Lorelai Gilmore to life admitted in a 92nd Street Y talk with Michael Ausiello on Thursday night that she’s successfully avoided seeing the revival so far — and doesn’t have plans to watch it any time soon.
After revealing that she finally watched the original seven series run by locking herself up in her apartment and binge watching for three days after filming the new four-part episodes, the actress admitted that she never watches herself on-screen because she doesn’t gain anything from it. “There are many actors who learn a lot by watching themselves. I’m not one of those people, so I stayed away from it,” Graham said.
And when Ausiello asked if she had seen the revival, she gave a similar answer: “I don’t learn anything and this has the added level of … I was so on another plane, it felt like, during the doing of the thing, and I had some of my favorite moments I’ve ever had as an actor and as a person in that experience. I just want to leave it there for now — that was enough. That was more than enough. It was the best experience I’ve ever had.”
She went on to admit that she doesn’t know if she’ll ever watch it and credited it as the most professional and emotionally fulfilling experience of her life.
Another thing she put off? Reading the full script for “Fall:” the last episode in the revival series where she has a few big emotional moments.
“I couldn’t read ‘Fall’, I just couldn’t read it,” the actress admitted. “I even think — and I’m sorry — I shot a couple scenes without having read the whole thing. I was on this crazy high and feeling so thankful and so pleased with what the material was, I almost didn’t want to know how it ended. I was worried where it was going and what if I’m disappointed. But finally I had to do it, ’cause I really had to film it, and I sat at the kitchen table and I cried from page one all the way to the end. It was the biggest emotional experience.”
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life is streaming now on Netflix.